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The kid was spotted crying after Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja fell prey to leg-spinner Rashid Khan. The kid was spotted crying and presumably, his father was trying to console the kid. With one to get off two balls, Rashid got the wicket of Jadeja to tie the match. Jadeja ended up scooping the ball for a regulation catch at midwicket, cutting short India’s joy and sending Afghanistan players into ecstasy. Follow here for live updates of Asia Cup final Also Read - MS Dhoni Daughter Cleaning The Lawn During COVID-19 Lockdown is Unmissable | WATCH VIDEO
Well, it turns out that he did not want MS Dhoni, who was leading Team India in absence of Rohit Sharma, to lose his last game as captain.
Speaking to ANI, the boy, now identified as Arjan Singh, said, “I enjoyed the match, but on last delivery, when the ball was in the air, I was expecting a six but it was caught by the fielder. So, I cried. I didn’t want Dhoni to lose his last match as ODI captain.”
The result was also a huge morale booster for Afghanistan, who could have easily been in the final if not for the last over losses against Pakistan and Bangladesh earlier in Super Four. After the match was over and the players were making their way back to the hotel in their bus, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Shahzad were spotted clicking selfies with Arjan.
It was later found out that Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar made a call to the little kid and it was only after that, that the little kid’s tears turned into a smile. It was the little kid’s father presumably who took to Twitter to share the bit. Amanpreet Singh, the kid’s father took to Twitter and his post read, “He is happy now and looking forward to watching the finals…Really kind of
@BhuviOfficial to call and cheer him up.”
India will on Friday be playing against Bangladesh in quest of their seventh Asia Cup title.