India and Afghanistan are currently facing each other at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Afghanistan chose to bat first after winning the toss, the country has delivered a target of 272 to team India. It is yet to witness if the Men in Blue can achieve the target and emerge victorious in its second big match of the ongoing World Cup. 

Match 9 of the World Cup saw Afghanistan‘s openers reeling at below 25 runs with Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran scoring 21 and 22 runs off 28 balls each. Hashmatullah Shahidi’s powerful batting display proved of great eminence as the batter scored 80 runs off 88 balls. Though on a constant hunt for runs, Afghanistani batters were dismissed by Indian bowlers at regular intervals. 

Kuldeep’s dope catch! 

The 8th wicket of the Afghanistan team came when Jasprit Bumrah bowled the 48th over at the very first delivery. Played by Rashid Khan, the ball was hit on the uppercut resulting in a high shot when two fielders Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav were about to converge. Making a fantabulous effort, Kuldeep dived in to catch the ball cushioning it safely resulting in an outstanding catch. The wicket of Rashid Khan added the 4th wicket to Bumrah’s account after the latter had already taken a 3-wicket haul. 

Twitter reacts to Rashid Khan’s catch-out

Kuldeep Yadav’s catch has taken the Twitter by storm as it has got flooded with Kuldeep’s appreciation for the stellar catch. Praising Kuldeep Yadav, Twitter users posted “Kuldeep takes outstanding catch of Rashid Khan” and another one being “All shocked Kuldeep rocked” with several exclamation marks. The third one reacted by saying “And finally taken! Kuldeep Yadav takes a stunner. Bumrah gets a 4-fer.”

Afghanistan will play its next against England on October 15 while India will face Pakistan in a high voltage match on October 14.

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