Fakhar Zaman pitches in to aid ground staff amid rain at R. Premadasa Stadium
By News Desk
September 10, 2023 07:42 PM
In a show of remarkable sportsmanship and dedication, Pakistani cricketer Fakhar Zaman stepped up to assist ground staff during an unexpected rain interruption at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
The cricketing world's eyes were fixed on the venue as Pakistan locked horns with India in the Super Four stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 on Sunday.
With India confidently positioned at 147 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 24.1 overs, the skies opened up, momentarily halting the intense encounter. As rain threatened to disrupt the match, ground staff rushed to shield the pitch and outfield.
In a heartwarming gesture, Zaman, instead of heading straight to the pavilion, took it upon himself to join the crew. Clutching the covers, the Pakistani opener swiftly moved across the field, ensuring that the rain did minimal damage to the playing conditions.
Zaman's unexpected involvement drew admiration from spectators, players, and cricket enthusiasts globally. This gesture, beyond the competitive spirit of the game, highlighted the camaraderie and respect players hold for the sport and its sanctity.
As fans eagerly await the match's resumption, Zaman's actions have added another memorable chapter to the storied rivalry between the two cricketing giants.