Cassian Baliarsingh

1.4 billion Indians breathed a sigh of relief after India put up a clinical show and stormed into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final by trouncing New Zealand. Riding on a splendid bowling performance by veteran speedster Mohammed Shami (7/57), India mauled the formidable New Zealand by 70 runs.

After his splendid show, Mohammed Shami has been receiving praise from all quarters. However, it was a special gesture by the Hitman and India skipper Rohit Sharma for the talented bowler who is now winning hearts online.

On Wednesday night, cricket lovers got a chance to witness a heartwarming moment of camaraderie between Shami and Rohit Sharma, two cricketing stalwarts of India. The magical moment occurred when Shami delivered a gem of a delivery and took 7 wickets.

India captain ran towards Shami and hugged him tightly before lifting him up in the air. The spontaneous hug was a reflection of the deep camaraderie and mutual respect that the two cricketing giants shared. It was a sight to behold for cricket fans and enthusiasts worldwide as Rohit Sharma lifted up Shami.

The heartwarming moment has been winning hearts online with fans celebrating this display of sportsmanship and the strong bond between two of India’s most celebrated cricketers. 

Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not stop himself from heaping praises on the Indian pacer.

Taking to his X handle, PM Modi wrote, “Congratulations to Team India! India puts up a superlative performance and enters the Finals in remarkable style. Fantastic batting and good bowling sealed the match for our team.”

“Today’s Semi-Final has been even more special thanks to stellar individual performances too. The bowling by @MdShami11 in this game and also through the World Cup will be cherished by cricket lovers for generations to come. Well played Shami,” the PM added.