Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

The weekend saw a great game of cricket at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore as Bangladesh kept their Super 4s hope alive after registering an 89-run win over Afghanistan in the Group B match. In another instance, the Men in Blue was hit with a massive blow as their star pacer Jasprit Bumrah left the camp to fly to Mumbai citing personal reasons.


Here in this article, we’ll take you through all the cricket coverage from around the globe from September 3.

Asia Cup matches in Super 4 are likely to be shifted to Dambulla or Pallekele: Reports

The 16th edition of the Asia Cup 2023 is underway across various venues in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, with this being the monsoon season, the organisers are reportedly considering shifting bases for the Super 4 stage, which is set to begin next week. The reports suggest that Dambulla and Pallekele have come up with suitable alternatives to conduct the next stage games of the ongoing tournament. 


Asia Cup 2023: Mehidy Hasan Miraz carries Bangladesh to dominant win over Afghanistan

Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 89 runs to stay alive in the Asia Cup 2023. After losing against Sri Lanka, the Bangla Tigers needed this win to stay in contention for the Super 4s stage of the tournament. For the Bangla Tigers,  Mehidy Hasan Miraz starred with a century and one wicket.


10 rupee ki Pepsi, Kohli bhai sexy: Fans chant goes viral during India vs Pakistan match

On September 2, Saturday, before the play began in the Asia Cup 2023 Group A match between India and Pakistan, the fans were heard chanting “10 rupee ki Pepsi, Kohli bhai sexy,” for the former Indian captain.


Harmanpreet Kaur becomes lone Indian to be picked in WBBL  2023-24 Draft

On September 3, the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) had its first foreign draft, during which some of the biggest names were selected and others were passed over. Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was the only Indian selected in the WBBL draft since opener Smriti Mandhana withdrew to concentrate on the domestic season. 


WATCH: Mushfiqur Rahim pulls off stunning catch to dismiss Afghanistan's Ibrahim Zadran in Asia Cup 2023

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim pulled off a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss Afghanistan's Ibrahim Zadran in the Asia Cup 2023.  I n the 28th over, the Afghan opener edged a ball to Mushfiqur Rahim, who put in a full-stretch dive to complete a magical catch. Zadran was dismissed at 75 in 74 balls with 10 fours and one six.


Asia Cup 2023: Jasprit Bumrah to miss match against Nepal

India star bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who made his comeback in the ODI squad after more than a year against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023, has flown back to Mumbai and will miss the next clash against Nepal.  


WATCH: Najmul Hossain Shanto blows kiss celebrating 100 against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2023

Bangladesh batter Najmul Hossain Shanto brought out a special gesture to celebrate his century in the Asia Cup 2023. The 25-year-old cricketer hit his second ODI century against Afghanistan in the fourth match on September 3.  Shanto, who came to bat on fourth, hit his second ODI century in 101 balls, with a combination of seven fours and two massive sixes. The cricketer specially celebrated his century by blowing a kiss with his bat and pulling a 'rock-a-baby' gesture. 


WATCH: Najmul Hossain Shanto slips and runs himself out against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2023

Najmul Hossain Shanto, the middle order batter of Bangladesh, slipped his way to an unfortunate run out against Afghanistan in the all-important Asia Cup 2023 Group B clash. On September 3, Sunday, the run out incident happened with the 25-year-old, after he had completed his second century in the ODI format, at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.


WATCH: Virat Kohli fan from Balochistan creates life-size sand art of cricketer

The 34-year-old cricketer, Virat Kohli is one of the most followed personalities and enjoys a huge fanbase in neighbouring nations as well. A fan named Sachaan Baloch created a stunning sand art of the Indian cricketer at Gwadar Beach and paid his tribute to the modern-day hero. The video of the same has taken social media by storm, garnering attention from cricket fans all over the world. 


WATCH: Babar Azam accepts a fan’s gift during India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 match

Pakistan captain Babar Azam accepted a gift from a die-hard fan during their Group A clash against India in Asia Cup 2023 on September 2, Saturday. At the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, the 28-year-old was happy to receive a token of appreciation from one of his fans, before shaking their hand as a thank-you gesture.

Gautam Gambhir slams Indian players for being too-friendly with Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023 match

Former Indian batter and Member of Parliament Gautam Gambhir has called out the Rohit Sharma-led Team India for being too friendly against Pakistan during their Asia Cup 2023 match in Kandy, Sri Lanka as the two sides shared handshakes and hug after the match was call off.  


WATCH: Fan signs his autograph on match ball during South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20I

The third match of the T20I series between South Africa and Australia on September 3, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, saw a fan forcing umpires to change the ball midway.   During the first innings of the game, when South Africa's Donovan Ferreira was batting for his side, a fiery shot by him ended up among the spectators. However, what followed was completely unexpected, something that was never seen in international cricket earlier. 


WATCH: Video of Virat Kohli fangirl from Pakistan goes viral

In a video doing round on social media, a Pakistan fan girl stole the spotlight as she was disheartened with Virat Kohli’s dismal outing. While she named Kohli as her favourite player and even picked him over Babar Azam, she also added that she came in hope to watch Kohli smash a century in Kandy against Pakistan.


Zimbabwe cricket legend Heath Streak passes away aged 49; wife confirms in an emotional note

After rumours of the Zimbabwe cricket great Heath Streak passing away spread like wildfire earlier last month, the news have finally come to the context. While the 49-year-old continued to live last month after viral death post, on Sunday, September 3, the news of his passing away was confirmed by wife Nadine Streak.


Najam Sethi drops bombshell after rain plays spoilsport in IND vs PAK match

Rain played a spoilsport in the much-anticipated India vs Pakistan match in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. While the match saw an absurd end, former PCB Chairman Najam Sethi took a dig at ACC stated that he had suggested UAE as the venue for the marquee tournament and claimed that the Asia Cricket Council denied citing hot weather. "Politics over sport. Unforgivable!" he further called this move.


Former Pak PM gets trolled over ‘India can’t play Shaheen’ tweet
While the IND vs PAK match was abandoned, former Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was under the scanner for his tweet on the India vs Pakistan match. The former PM took to ‘X’ formerly known as Twitter and wrote “THEY CANNOT PLAY HIM”, while retweeting his earlier post which simple had “SHAHEEN” written on it. Seeing this, some replied with pictures of Bumrah & Ishan calling they can play.