Heartwarming Encounter between Suryakumar Yadav and Momin Saqib at Asia Cup 2023
The current edition of the Asia Cup has not only been a showcase of intense cricketing action but has also witnessed several heartwarming off-field moments. One such heartening incident took place during an unexpected interaction between India’s Suryakumar Yadav and Pakistan’s social media sensation, Momin Saqib.
Momin Saqib became an internet sensation in 2019 after his epic “Maaro Mujhe Maaro” reaction to Pakistan’s loss against India in the World Cup. However, this time, the encounter was filled with warmth and admiration as Saqib greeted the Indian batter in the hotel lobby. A video shared by Saqib on social media captured the moment when the two men shared a warm hug, with Saqib praising Suryakumar for his innovative batting style.
In a heartfelt post, Saqib wrote, “The current era of cricket demands innovation, and Sky (Suryakumar Yadav) is undoubtedly one of the finest in the game! See you in the final. I always appreciate the love and respect I get from the Indian players!”
The heartwarming encounter quickly garnered reactions from fans, with comments pouring into the replies section:
|SKY is Cool Guy 👌— Noman Sarwar (@dexterousbunny) September 13, 2023|
|Just waiting for tomorrow’s match— Areesha Khan (@Areesha_2) September 13, 2023|
|SKY meets Momin— Ali (@marketsgeek) September 13, 2023|
|SKY the entertainer 🙌— ~انس~ (@m_anas_28) September 13, 2023|
|Momin bhai you are Gazab! ❤️ keep spreading happiness. You have a gift of making people smile and laugh. More power to you!— Saurav Jha (@iamsauravjha) September 14, 2023|
|Love you momin bhai— Rai Punjabi (@raipunjabi196) September 13, 2023|
Looking back to the 2019 World Cup, India proved to be the superior team when they defeated Pakistan. Rohit Sharma’s incredible 140 runs in 113 balls played a significant role in India’s easy 89-run victory. It was after this match that Momin Saqib delivered his now-famous monologue, driven by the frustration of Pakistan’s loss. This video catapulted him to overnight internet stardom.
Despite Suryakumar Yadav’s absence from the current Asia Cup squad, the Men in Blue have performed exceptionally well, securing a 228-run victory against Pakistan. Suryakumar’s last international appearance was during India’s tour of the West Indies, where he scored 35 runs in 30 balls, contributing to his side’s 200-run victory. His standout performance in Lauderhill saw him smashing 61 runs in 45 balls against the Caribbean side, although India ultimately lost the game by eight wickets.
As the 2023 Asia Cup unfolds, there’s a high possibility that India and Pakistan will cross paths again in the final of the tournament, promising more cricketing excitement for fans worldwide.