Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi gave Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah a gift in Colombo on Sunday. Image Credit: Video grab

Colombo: In a display of sportive spirit, Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi and Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah shared a special moment on Sunday when Shaheen gave Bumrah a special gift to congratulate him for becoming a father of a boy.

The Pakistan bowler presented a gift box to Bumrah after the match between the two teams halted due to rain and shifted to reserve day on Monday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took their X (formerly Twitter) handle to post his beautiful video.

“Spreading joy! Shaheen Afridi delivers smiles to new dad Jasprit Bumrah,” PCB wrote

India and Pakistan in the Super Four stage of Asia Cup 2023 have been called off and moved for a reserve day as rain did not allow any play after 24.1 overs on Sunday.

Bumrah and his wife Sanjana Ganesan were blessed with a baby on September 4. He had left for Mumbai on Sep. 3 amid the ongoing Asia Cup to welcome his child.

“Our little family has grown & our hearts are fuller than we could ever imagine! This morning we welcomed our little boy, Angad Jasprit Bumrah into the world. We are over the moon and can’t wait for everything this new chapter of our lives brings with it ❤️ — Jasprit and Sanjana,” posted Bumrah on his official X handle, previously known as Twitter.

Rain would have spoiled the mood of cricket fans as they were devoid of the high-octane match between India and Pakistan but they witnessed the friendship and brotherhood between the two players when Shaheen gifted Bumrah a gift to congratulate him for becoming a father.

In the match, India, given a flying start by the opening pair of skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, were sitting pretty at 147 for the loss of 2 wickets when the heavens intervened at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.