Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

While the day saw Pakistan vs India once again being called off due to incessant rains in Colombo, the play will now resume on the reserve day, that is, Monday, 11 September. Although the match was halted due to rain, there were several moments which captured the attention including the unique technique used by the groundstaff to dry the outfield and Afridi’s heartwarming gesture for Indian spearhead Jasprit Bumrah.

Here in this article, we’ll take you through all the cricket coverage from around the globe from September 10.

Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan vs India Super 4s clash washed out
India locked horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Super Fours clash of the Asia Cup 2023 on September 10, Sunday. While the fans were anticipating the encounter to be a big one, the match got called off for the day due to heavy rain in Colombo Sri Lanka. While India was batting at 147 with the loss of two wickets, sudden rainfall brought the high-octane game to a standstill. 

WATCH: Shaheen Afridi congratulates and gives gift to new dad Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan pacer  Shaheen Afridi  congratulated the Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah on becoming a father.  Bumrah and his wife, Indian sports presenter, Sanjana Ganesan welcomed their first child on Monday, September 4.   In a video posted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the Pakistan pacer could be seen congratulating Bumrah. Not only this, but he also gave him a gift and extended his warm wishes for the newborn. 

Groundstaff use electric fans to dry outfield during PAK vs IND Super 4s game
After the rain subsided  during the all-important game , the ground staff were spotted using a unique technique to dry the outfield. They were seen using a few electric fans to quicken the process of drying the outfield.

Quetta Gladiators share hilarious suggestion to Asia Cup 2023 organisers on drying pitch in PAK vs IND
Pakistan Super League franchise Quetta Gladiators had a hilarious suggestion for the  Asia Cup 2023  organisers.   Gladiators advised the organisers to do something they did a few years ago to dry the wet outfield. During the PSL eliminator encounter between  Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi in 2018, organisers used a helicopter to dry the damp ground. 

WATCH : Fakhar Zaman helps ground staff to cover pitch during Pakistan vs India Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s
The highly-anticipated Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s match-up between India and Pakistan was stopped after sudden rainfall in Colombo's R. Premadasa Stadium. Immediately as the ground staff started covering the ground, Pakistan's opener Fakhar Zaman joined in to help these workers. 

WATCH : Faheem Ashraf pulls off incredible running catch to dismiss Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma was visibly disappointed after Pakistan's Faheem Ashraf pulled off a stunning catch to dismiss him in the Asia Cup 2023 4s fixture. Playing at the R.Premadasa Stadium, the Men in Blue got off to a stunning start with Sharma and Shubman Gill posting a massive 121-run partnership. 

Pakistan and their fielding: Mohammed Kaif mocks at fielders during Pakistan v India Asia Cup Super 4s clash
While the Men in Blue looked to have come with an intention to go all throttle, the Pakistan fielding once again came under the scanners for several instances of misfielding. One of these instances came in the over bowled by Naseem Shah as the slip fielders missed to complete a catch, giving a life to Gill.  Just at that moment Kaif hit out at Pakistan fielders with even the Twitter going berserk over the same.

Shreyas Iyer misses place in XI with back spasm against Pakistan
Indian batter Shreyas Iyer has not found himself in the Playing XI against Pakistan in Super 4s clash on Sunday as the Iyer is said to have suffered a back spasm. When asked at toss, Rohit Sharma confirmed that Iyer sustained this spasm just moments ago on the field and will miss out in this match with KL Rahul being named his replacement.

Criticism for BCCI was about ticketing and scheduling: Venkatesh Prasad issues clarification after social media outburst
Former India pacer  Venkatesh Prasad  issued a clarification about his social media outburst earlier on Saturday, September 10. Prasad said that his criticism wasn't targeted towards any individual and was completely towards the ticketing and scheduling fiasco. Notably, Prasad earlier on Sunday, September 10, morning edited an earlier deleted tweet wherein he talked about how corruption affects the leadership. 

Only one player can match Virat Kohli’s style and that’s Vivian Richards: Sanjay Bangar
Former India batting coach  Sanjay Bangar  compared modern-day great  Virat Kohli  with the all-time cricketing legend Sir Vivian Richards. Bangar, who is a part of the  Asia Cup 2023 commentary panel , said that the only player in the world who can match the former Indian captain's playing style was Sir Issav Vivian Richards. 

WATCH : Mitchell Santner takes one-handed stunner to dismiss Jonny Bairstow
On September 10, Sunday, during the second ODI of the four-match series at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, Mitchell Santner pulled off a spectacular one-handed catch to get Jonny Bairstow dismissed early in his innings.

Australia dethrones Pakistan to become No. 1 ODI team
T he Men in Green have been dethroned of the ODI No. 1 Team Rankings as per the latest update released by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

HCA demands rescheduling of Pakistan vs New Zealand warm-up game ahead of WC
T he  HCA  has now come forward to demand the postponement of the same game due to security reasons. The demand comes as a result of the security agencies’ admittance to not being able to provide proper security on the day of the clash due to Ganesh Visarjan and Milad-Un-Nabi, which happen to be on September 28.