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Pictures of the week: From Ben Stokes’ emotional tribute to India’s eighth Asia Cup triumph

India-Team. (Photo Source: Twitter/BCCI)

The third week of September was filled with several notable moments from the cricketing fraternity as the week was full of action. Fans got to see some enthralling action in the Asia Cup 2023 as India were crowned champions for the record eighth time. Off the field, star Afghanistan wrist spinner met Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Meanwhile, a cute proposal stole the limelight during the England women vs Sri Lanka women’s second ODI.

Here are the best pictures to roundoff an entertaining week in cricket:

 1. Ben Stokes pays tribute to his father

Ben Stokes (Photo Source: Sony LIV)

Star England all rounder Ben Stokes remembered his father after his record-breaking innings vs New Zealand during third ODI. He played a breathtaking knock of 182 (124) smashing 15 fours and nine sixes to register the highest individual score for England in ODIs.

2. Fan Presents Virat Kohli with a hand-made portrait in Colombo

Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: X(Twitter)

Star India batter Virat Kohli was presented with a handmade portrait by a fan at the team hotel in Colombo during Asia Cup 2023. The former Indian captain has a massive fan following all across the globe which was once again made evident.

3. Rashid Khan’s rendevous with Bollywood couple

Rashid Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhat. (Photo Source: Rashid Khan/Instagram)

Afghanistan wrists-spinner Rashid Khan bumped into Bollywood’s superstar couple, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in New York after his team’s exit from Asia Cup.

5. Love triumphs on the cricket pitch

Proposal. (Photo Source: X(Twitter)

A man named Mayank knelt down and proposed to his beloved, Dory during second ODI between ENG women and Sri Lanka women. It was a moment of pure romance and joy, witnessed by former England pacer Steven Finn, who acted as the mediator for the enchanting proposal.

6. Virat Kohli runs in as waterboy

Virat-Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The cynosure of the Indian Cricket Team was rested during India’s last Super Four fixture vs Bangladesh. However, Kohli found a way to entertain his fans as he came into the field as Waterboy running in a funny manner

7. Sri Lanka groundstaff pose with their reward

Ground Staff. (Photo Source: Disney+Hotstar)

The groundsmen were rewarded with USD $50,000 for their tireless work during rain-marred Asia Cup 2023. The entire staff posed with their cheque and celebrated the recognition of their hard work by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).

8. Afghan social media influencer Wazhma Ayoubi wears ‘Virat Kohli’ autographed jersey 

Wazhma Ayoubi (Photo Source: X/Twitter/Wazhma Ayoubi)

Afghanistan social media influencer Wazhma Ayoubi donned Virat Kohli’s autographed jersey from his Asia Cup 2022 clash against Afghanistan to support India ahead of Asia Cup 2023 final. 

9. MS Dhoni gives lift to budding cricketer

MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: X(Twitter)

A budding cricketer from Ranchi had the day of his life as he was given a lift back home by none other than former India captain MS Dhoni.

10. Mohammed Siraj wreaks havoc in Asia Cup 2023 final

Mohammed-Siraj. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/Getty Images)

Star Indian seamer Mohammed Siraj registered his best bowling figures in ODIs as he bowled a sensational spell of 6/21 in the final of Asia Cup 2023. The right-arm seamer helped India to bundle out Sri Lanka for just 50 and win their eighth Asia Cup title.

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