The day, September 2 was all about the clash between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. The two sides notably took on each others for the first time since ODI World Cup 2019. However, rain played a spoilsport as the game was called without a ball being bowled in the second innings. Apart from the India vs Pakistan match, there were several other news which took place in the cricketing world.
Here in this article, we’ll take you through all the cricket coverage from around the globe from September 2.
The Men in Blue posted 267-run target on the back of 138-run partnership from Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan, despite reeling at 66/4 at one stage. While the India inning saw the match halt twice, the second innings did not resume with continuous downpour in Kandy. Seeing the wet outfield, the match was called with Pakistan becoming the first team to qualify for the Super 4s.
WATCH : Haris Rauf gives a furious send off to Ishan Kishan during Asia Cup 2023 clash
Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf gave a furious send off to Ishan Kishan, who played an anchoring role to help India cross the 200-run mark . Rauf was seen shouting and sending off the young batter , video of which went viral in no time.
Former India great Gautam Gambhir feels that form is always bigger than the stature of player in the team. The former India cricketer, who was part of one of the commentary panels during the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 clash said, "Naam bada ya form?" and opined that Ishan Kishan should be considered over KL Rahul.
Pakistan's star pacer, Shaheen Shah Afridi , who was in absolute red-hot form during the high-voltage clash between neighbouring nations and cricketing arch-rivals on September 2, said that he enjoyed Rohit Sharma 's wicket more. Afridi conceded 35 runs in the match, and after the completion of Men in Blue's innings, he said that though both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are same for him, he enjoyed the Indian leader's dismissal more. The 23-year-old said, "Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma are same for me but I enjoyed Rohit’s wicket more. ”
Ravi Shastri, the former ICC Cricket World Cup winner, was heard on commentary, sharing his unfiltered view about the middle order issues of Team India’s during their Asia Cup 2023 Group A clash against Pakistan. The 61-year-old was talking about how KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have scored runs in the middle order for India in ODIs, in the past couple of years, which shouldn’t be forgotten .
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan commented on Pakistan's fielding during the high-octane India-Pakistan clash in Asia Cup 2023 . Though the brilliant bowling effort of Pakistan cricket team got them applauds from cricket pundits across the globe, their poor fielding skills got them under scanners of many. Pathan, during the commentary, said, " One thing that hasn’t changed in Pakistan cricket for long is their poor fielding."
WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah smiles after Naseem Shah bowls a vicious swinging delivery
In the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 Group A clash between India and Pakistan, Jasprit Bumrah was spotted on camera, breaking a smile, after Naseem Shah bowled a vicious swinging delivery, beating Ishan Kishan all ends up.
During the match, the Tamil panel of the official broadcasting channel, Star Sports, was enjoying the game of 'Antrakshari'. Notably, the Tamil panel consisted of former cricketer and 1983 World Champion Krishnamachari Srikkanth, sports presenter Pradeep Muthu, along with former cricketer and actor Sadagoppan Ramesh.
R Ashwin took to Twitter to take a sly dig at the panel, stating , " They are playing Antakshari on star sports Tamil. ��������� #INDvsPAK" .
WATCH: Rohit Sharma’s dismissal leaves Virat Kohli in shock in Asia Cup clash against Pakistan
R iding high on confidence, the Indian team didn’t get a good start as their first wicket came when they were four overs into the game. Rohit Sharma’s dismissal came as a shock to everyone, along with Virat Kohli.
While the match between India and Pakistan saw brief halts with the passing showers, Shreyas Iyer, who looked good on return saw his bat break in the eighth over of the inning. On the fourth delivery of the 8th over, Iyer sliced through the covers as Haris Rauf pitched outside off. Soon after he creamed the ball, a part of his bat was seen broken into two.
WATCH: Rohit Sharma asks camera man to take over the camera off him
The India vs Pakistan much-anticipated match resumed after a 33- minute halt as rain came into play just minutes after the start of game. However, during the halt of the match, a video of Rohit Sharma calling out the cameraman to stop filming him went viral. As Rohit geared up to resume the innings, Rohit can be seen telling the camera personnel to take away the camera off him.
While India was playing Pakistan, picture of wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul with wife Athiya Shetty went viral from his visit to Ghati Subramanya Swamy temple in Karnataka. The 31-year-old Indian cricketer who continues to train in India can be seen taking some offering to the temple as he is clad in his usual white oversized shirt and a black lower.
Urvashi Rautela, the actress from Bollywood, has been getting trolled on social media by fans, for posting Naseem Shah’s picture on her Instagram story, on September 2, Saturday. The 29-year-old took a snapshot of the live broadcast of the India vs Pakistan match in the Asia Cup 2023, wherein Naseem Shah was spotted in a team huddle before the start of the blockbuster encounter.
The ongoing defamation suit between MS Dhoni and Zee Media, which was filed by the former Indian cricketer, after he was linked in a report by the media house to the betting scandal in the Indian Premier League 2013, has come to a head. In the latest, the honourable Madras High Court has dismissed the appeal from Zee Media challenging the interrogations pertaining to the case raised by MS Dhoni.
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced the suspension of all domestic cricket matches in the country. The board could be preparing to restructure all national competitions to resolve the controversy surrounding them.
WATCH: Virat Kohli and Haris Rauf's hilarious conversation revealed ahead of Asia Cup 2023 clash
Team India and hosts Pakistan had a joint training session on Friday ahead of their crunch Asia Cup 2023 clash at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka. During the session, many Pakistan cricketers interacted with Indian stars including Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma among others. However, the interaction between Indian star Virat Kohli and Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf grabbed many fans' attention.
WATCH: Free Fire India teases MS Dhoni's playable character "Thala"
The Singapore-based gaming developer, Garena has returned to India with their popular online battle royale game, Free Fire India. While Indian cricket legend MS Dhoni has been named as their new brand ambassador , the game has recently teased the former Indian skipper's playable character in the game, "Thala".