Team India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah thanked his Pakistan counterpart Shaheen Shah Afridi over his beautiful gesture for his new-born son after the washout in Sunday's Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The 29-year-old took to his social media and admitted feeling overwhelmed, wishing him the best too.
In a video uploaded by Pakistan Cricket's handle on X (formerly Twitter), Shaheen walked up to Bumrah and gave up a big box along with a small T-shirt and said the words:
"Bhai bohot bohot mubarak ho, yeh naye shehzade k liye. Allah usko hamesh khush rakhe aur naya Bumrah bane (many congratulations Bumrah bhai & to bhabhi, may Allah always keep your son happy & he becomes the new Bumrah)".
Later, the 23-year-old Pakistan cricketer took to X and wrote:
"Love and peace. Congratulations @Jaspritbumrah93 and family on the birth of your child. Prayers for the entire family. We battle on the field. Off the field we are just your regular humans."
Bumrah responded and stated:
"Beautiful gesture, my family and I are overwhelmed with the love! Best wishes always."
Shaheen Shah Afridi struggles but picks up a wicket during Sunday's encounter:
As far as Shaheen's on-field performances go, he looked off colour on Sunday and struggled for wickets with the new ball. Right-handed batter Shubman Gill took him to the cleaners, smashing 3 boundaries off his bowling in the 5th over of the innings.
However, the left-arm seamer returned to dismiss Gill in his next spell after Shadab Khan won his battle against Rohit Sharma. Shaheen's figures now read 5-0-37-0. India's opening pair put on 121 for the first wicket, with rain interrupting at 147-2 in 24.1 overs. The match will move to the reserve day, with India hoping to build a steep total.