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Ahead of the high-octane clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the  ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Sunday, June 9, a group of Indian fans were spotted interacting with Pakistan star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi. The Indian fans and Pakistan bowler had a fun conversation where a fan asked Afridi to consider Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli his "good friends".

The ninth edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, taking place in the United States of America and West Indies, has already witnessed some mouth-watering clashes with the associate nations like the U.S.A. and Canada beating ICC's full-member nations Pakistan and Ireland respectively while underdogs Afghanistan and Bangladesh stepping up on the biggest occasion by defeating the likes of New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

In a viral video on social media, an Indian family was spotted clicking pictures with Shaheen Shah Afridi and having a hilarious conversation. A fan asked Afridi to not bowl well against Team India while another fan urged him to consider Virat and Rohit his good friends, putting a smile on the Pakistan pacer's face.

Watch the video here:

Talking about India and Pakistan's performance in the ongoing T20 World Cup, the Men in Blue dominated Ireland in their opener and are placed second in Group A standings while Pakistan suffered a major upset as they lost their opener against co-hosts U.S.A. in the Super Over.

In Group A, the U.S.A. are leading the table with two wins in two matches followed by India with 2 points in one match. Canada are placed third with one win in two matches followed by Pakistan and Ireland, who are yet to win a game.