Shoaib Malik Recalls When Virat Kohli And He Laughed About Funny Dropped Catch

Updated: 16 October 2018 12:05 IST

Pakistan beat India by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final.

Shoaib Malik Recalls When Virat Kohli And He Laughed About Funny Dropped Catch
Shoaib Malik and Virat Kohli had a hearty laugh over the incident in the 2017 CT final © Twitter

Pakistan cricketers Shoaib Malik and Saeed Ajmal have both played a crucial part for their country over the years. However, one incident that stands out in their playing careers is the mix-up between them before taking a catch. The dropped catch drew comical reactions across social media. Indian captain Virat Kohli and cricketer Yuvraj Singh were also amused by that particular incident. Speaking on the Voice of Cricket show, Shoaib Malik recalled the moment when Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh, at the 2017 Champions Trophy final presentation ceremony, asked him about the catch drop incident. "We were playing the Champions Trophy final against India. Post the final, in the prize distribution, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Azhar (bowling coach Azhar Mahmood) and myself were laughing. We all were discussing the same catch and laughing", he said.

Virat Kohli has asked him what Saeed Ajmal told him after the floored catch, to which Shoaib Malik replied, "That catch was Chris Gayle's. I asked Ajmal 'if you had positioned yourself to take the catch, why did you pull out at the last moment'? He told me that he waited crouched on the ground to take the catch just in case you (Shoaib Malik) drop it."

India were outclassed by Pakistan in the Champions Trophy by 180 runs. Batting first, Pakistan had scored 338/4 in their 50 overs courtesy Fakhar Zaman (114), Mohammad Hafeez (57*) and Azhar Ali (59) knocks.

Barring Hardik Pandya (76), the Indian batsmen faltered in the run-chase after a stupendous bowling show by Pakistan pacers Mohammad Amir (3/16) and Hasan Ali (3/19). India were eventually bundled out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs.

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Topics : India Cricket Team Pakistan Cricket Team Virat Kohli Saeed Ajmal Shoaib Malik Cricket
Highlights
  • Shoaib Malik recalled when Kohli and he laughed about a funny episode
  • Shoaib Malik and Saeed Ajmal had dropped a catch against the Windies
  • The funny goof-up evoked funny reactions on social media then
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