The Indian Davis Cup squad will travel to Pakistan for the first time since 1964. India defeated Pakistan 4-0 in their most recent neutral site match in 2019.
“What a waste of opportunity on a great batting wicket. Disappointed. Very disappointed," said former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on X, formerly Twitter.
"To be honest I never thought that I would play a World Cup because I have come from so low (background)," Hyderabad native Siraj, son of an auto-rickshaw driver, told reporters.
Bumrah will be playing in his home city of Ahmedabad in front of 132,000 fans in the world's biggest cricket stadium
Kuldeep, a left-arm wrist spinner, returned figures of 5-25 to help bowl out Pakistan for 128 while chasing 357 for victory in the rain-hit Super Four clash in Colombo.
In the heartwarming video shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board Twitter, Afridi can be seen congratulating Bumrah for the good news to which the Indian pacer replied with thank you.
But rain in the Sri Lankan capital is expected to play spoilsport again in the match, for which a reserve day has been kept aside.
Standing with legs not covering the line of the three stumps, Rohit’s strategy must have been to avoid what had happened two years back in Dubai during the T20 World Cup in 2021 -- an LBW.