India vs Pakistan match is always played with high intensity and not just players but fans also have a fierce contest among themselves out of the ground but in today’s game, a gesture by Pakistan’s Fakhar Zama won millions of hearts as he decided to walk off from the pitch even after no appeal from the bowler.
The left-handed batter fell for 10 off 6 balls as Pakistan were reduced to 43/2 after the powerplay overs. He was removed by Avesh Khan in the second last delivery of the sixth over, as he was caught behind while trying to guide a short delivery by the pacer over the point fielder.
However, what was remarkable was the sportsmanship spirit shown by Fakhar, who decided to walk when it seemed that the edge had eluded both the fielders and umpire.
As Fakhar walked back to the dressing room, his gesture surprised both the Indian fielders and Babar Azam, Pakistan captain, in the dugout. While Avesh and Karthik made gesture that they didn’t hear any noise, Babar looked completely speechless at the batter’s gesture.
His partner Mohammad Rizwan too went up and spoke to him as he continued walking back to the dugout.
Netizens also hailed his sportsman spirit.