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Rohit Sharma was spotted consoling Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah as he had tears in his eyes after suffering a six-run loss against India in the T20 World Cup 2024. Playing at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, the Men in Blue pulled off a thrilling victory as they defended 119 on a tricky pitch thanks to an incredible bowling effort by Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.

Batting first, Team India seemed to be in a great position at 89-3 but lost seven wickets over the next 30 runs. For Pakistan, Naseem Shah was one of the top performers with the ball as he and Haris Rauf picked up three wickets each help the Men in Green bundle out for the first time in T20Is.

Rohit Sharma consoles emotional Naseem Shah after India beats Pakistan

But chasing this total, Pakistan also faltered as they were cruising at 50-1 before collapsing to 113-7 at end of 20 overs. The Men in Green were seemingly down and out in the penultimate over itself but Shah's 4-ball 10 cameo brought them back into the game. But as the young fast bowler couldn't get his side over the finish line, he was in tears as he walked back to the dressing room. Here Indian captain Rohit Sharma was spotted consoling the 21-year-old.

Little contribution from everyone can make huge difference: Rohit Sharma

After the game, Rohit Sharma spoke about how the team rallied together in the second innings after a poor batting performances. Speaking in the post-match presentation, Sharma said,  "We didn't bat well enough. Halfway through our innings we were in good position. We didn't put enough partnership there and fell short with the bat. We spoke about every run matters on a pitch like that. There was enough in the pitch. Was a good wicket to be honest, compared to the last game." 

"With a bowling lineup like that you feel confident to do the job. Halfway through the stage when they were batting, we got everyone together and said that if it can happen to us, it can happen to them. Little contribution from everyone can make huge difference."