In a high-intensity Asia Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Haris Rauf’s Fiery Send-Off to Ishan Kishan has become the talk of the town. Kishan displayed a remarkable half-century but faced challenges with cramps as the game progressed. Struggling with discomfort, the left-handed batsman resorted to aggressive shots in pursuit of quick runs. Unfortunately, he mistimed a delivery from Rauf, leading to a comfortable catch by Babar Azam at mid-on. This crucial breakthrough shattered the Ishan Kishan-Hardik Pandya partnership, and Rauf’s expressive reaction resonated with the significance of the moment.
In the lead-up to the match, Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat in this highly anticipated clash. Shreyas Iyer made a return to the playing XI, while Mohammed Shami was excluded. The Indian cricket team featured a pace trio comprising Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Here are the playing XIs for both teams:
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.