Nidahas Trophy Final: Not Dinesh Karthik Knock But This Was Rohit Sharma's Best Moment
Sri Lankan fans were all backing India after the hosts' ill-tempered match with Bangladesh.
India beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets to win Nidahas Trophy title
Rohit Sharma shared an image of an Indian fan and Lankan fan hugging
Rohit posted the image on his Twitter account
Sunday night belonged to match-winner Dinesh Karthik, whose 8-ball 29-run knock steered India to a 4-wicket win over Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy 2018. However, other than this, there was another moment that caught India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma's attention. Taking to Twitter, Rohit posted an incredible picture of one of India's favourite cricket fans, Sudhir and a Sri Lankan fan embracing each other. "Apart from @DineshKarthik's heroics and India lifting the trophy, this to me was one of the best moments of the night #SportUnitesUs", Sharma captioned it on his Twitter account.
Karthik (29 of 8 balls) produced a last-ball six as India pulled off an incredible chase beating Bangladesh. Needing 5 runs off the last ball in the title decider, Karthik displayed nerves of steel and launched Soumya Sarkar towards extra-cover for a six to seal India's win in a nerve-wracking summit clash. The right-hander smashed three sixes and two boundaries in his 29-run cameo.
After being put in to bat, Bangladesh scored a competitive 166 for eight, riding on Sabbir Rahman's 50-ball 77.
Chasing 167, captain Rohit Sharma (56) once again led from the front with his classy knock but failed to finish off the proceedings. Middle-order batsman Manish Pandey (28) played sensible innings but was dismissed when needed the most. Then came Karthik who took India to victory.