In a thrilling encounter at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Afghanistan and India clashed in the ninth game of the ICC ODI World Cup. The Afghan team, captained by Hashmatullah Shahidi, won the toss and chose to bat first, posting a competitive total of 272 runs on a decent Delhi surface.

However, the match was not just about the cricketing action; it also witnessed a heartwarming moment that transcended the fierce competition. After months of drama and heated exchanges during the Indian Premier League (IPL), Indian cricketing superstar¬†Virat Kohli and Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq shared a smile and a warm embrace, marking the burying of the hatchet.

Naveen-ul-Haq, who had previously been involved in on-field clashes with Kohli during the IPL, extended a hand of friendship. Kohli, known for his sportsmanship and leadership, responded positively. According to RevSportz Naveen stated, “He is a nice man, a great player. We just shook hands and dusted off what happened in the IPL.”

The exchange occurred during the 26th over of India’s chase. Rohit Sharma, who had earlier showcased his brilliance with a remarkable century, was dismissed by Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan. As Rohit was making his way back to the pavilion after a superb knock of 131, the camera captured Naveen walking up to Virat Kohli.

As the World Cup unfolds, moments like this one between Naveen-ul-Haq and Virat Kohli remind us that cricket is not just about statistics and results; it’s also about human connections and the mutual appreciation of each other’s skills and talents. This exchange on the field exemplifies the true essence of the sport, bringing a smile to the faces of fans from both nations.

India go into Pakistan clash with two wins in two

As for the match, India outclassed Afghanistan on the back of a fiery hundred from skipper Rohit Sharma. The right-hand batter scored 131 in just 84 balls to make a mockery out of the 272-run target. 

With this win, India have won both of their opening matches in the ODI World Cup 2023. They now face Pakistan in the high voltage clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium on October 13th.

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