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.
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.
Pic 1 - Rohit Sharma waving Sri Lankan flag at the ground— ANKIT (@Ankitaker) March 18, 2018
Pic 2 - Sri Lanka crowd in support of India
Pic 3 - Bond between a SL fan & India fan after India's victory
It's All about RESPECT
Happy & pleased to see these pics ????????#NidahasTrophy #INDvsBAN pic.twitter.com/3Log7cdQJO
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.
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.
what was the best sight of this whole match was Rohit sharma, captain of Indian team, holding Sri lanka’s national flag after winning nidhas trophy which was organised to celebrate 70 years of Sri lanka’s independence. #INDvBAN #NidahasTrophy2018 #DineshKarthik pic.twitter.com/TnpUVGjYGc— Mayank (Petrol++) (@Mayankaryan084) March 19, 2018
Yesterday we witnessed something that Cricket has never seen before!— Asif The Kiddo!❤ (@AsifRKondkar) March 19, 2018
The Captain ROHIT SHARMA did a lap of honour with Sri Lanka's Flag after winning the tournament
Rohit Sharma - The Best Captain ❤#INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/HJyOLtKK3r
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.