Shoaib Malik consoles crying cricketer after match
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik is winning over the internet for his warm gesture towards Afghan cricketer Aftab Alam.
The video and picture of Malik consoling Alam after losing the game to Pakistan on Friday has won hearts.
Pakistan beat Afghanistan in a nail-biting encounter in Abu Dhabi on September 21 during the ongoing Asia Cup tournament.
Pakistan chased the target in the last three balls when Shoaib Malik smashed a six and then four in two balls from Aftab Alam.
Humanity First ??????- Dr. Waseem (@DrWaseem611) September 21, 2018
Shoaib Malik went ahead to sympathise with Aftab Alam, who broke down into tears after conceding consecutive boundaries - a sixer and a four, which cost his team a defeat. #Humanity#Sportsmanship#Pakistani'sHeart?? pic.twitter.com/pd4NWmB9yi
Malik remained unbeaten at 51 runs.
However, after the match, Alam broke down on the cricket ground and Malik quickly went to console him.
"Even good bowlers, when they're bowling at the end, the situation is different. As the batsmen, we can charge them. Would like to congratulate them. Every day they've been improving. I think they're a great side," Malik was quoted saying by NDTV.
Aftab Alam the bowler, absolutely gutted. Shoaib Malik, the batsman who won the match consoling him. Picture of the day. pic.twitter.com/bqy8WOJeQi- Hassan Cheema (@Gotoxytop1) September 21, 2018