Rohit Sharma performs lap of honour with Sri Lankan flag, earns respect from local fans

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 19, 2018, 01:11 PM(IST)

The Indian team clinched victory from the jaws of Bangladeshi team in the finals with Dinesh Karthik scoring 29 runs of just 8 balls. Photograph:( Twitter )

The T20 tri-series final between India and Bangladesh saw many memorable moments, especially the thrilling knock of wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, which helped Indian seal the Nidahas Trophy title. 

However, it was captain Rohit Sharma's humble act post-victory which also made headlines and made him earn more respect from the local fans. 

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After claiming an almost impossible victory,  skipper Rohit, instead of waving Indian tri-color, asked for the Lankan flag from a fan and took a lap of honour in order to acknowledge the local fans' support.

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This gesture not only displayed strong bond and friendship between both the nations over the years but once again proved that cricket is a gentleman's game.

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Apart from the flag, the Indian team followed its skipper and took lap of honour with Lanka's ardent fan Percy Abeysekera, which surely made Rohit hugely popular in the Island nation.

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The tournament titled 'Nidahas' means Independence and it was organised to celebrate the 70th year of Sri Lanka's Independence. 

The Indian team clinched victory from the jaws of Bangladeshi team in the finals with Dinesh Karthik scoring 29 runs of just 8 balls.
 

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