In the heart-pounding clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan during the Super Fours stage of the Asia Cup 2023, KL Rahul not only etched his name in the annals of cricket history with a remarkable century but also won the hearts of fans and fellow cricketers with a touching act of sportsmanship.

The Super Fours encounter between India and Pakistan was highly anticipated by cricket enthusiasts around the world. Although the rain had disrupted the original schedule, when the match finally began on the reserve day (September 11), it did not disappoint.

India’s dominance on the reserve day

Resuming their innings at 147/2, India posted a formidable total of 356 runs without losing any further wickets. Virat Kohli and Rahul were the standout performers for the Men in Blue, both notching brilliant centuries.

In response, Pakistan’s innings stumbled, and they were eventually bundled out for just 128 runs in 32 overs. Fakhar Zaman top-scored with 27 runs, while Agha Salman and Iftikhar Ahmed contributed 23 runs each. However, their efforts fell short, and India emerged victorious by a huge margin of 228 runs. Kuldeep Yadav was the star among the Indian bowlers, bagging a sensational fifer for his team.

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KL Rahul’s heartwarming gesture towards Agha Salman

While Rahul’s stunning century stole the spotlight, it was also a small yet heartwarming gesture from the Karnataka-born cricketer during the game that won the hearts of the fans.

Rahul’s act of sportsmanship came when Pakistan batter Agha Salman found himself in a precarious situation after sustaining a painful blow near his eye while attempting a sweep shot against the spin wizard Ravindra Jadeja. The impact was severe, and Salman began bleeding from the injury.

Keeping the wickets for India, Rahul exhibited his concern for the injured Salman and instantly walked up to the batter to check on his condition and ensure that he was okay. The images and videos of Rahul’s kind gesture spread like wildfire on social media and cricket forums, earning widespread praise from netizens.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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