New Delhi: Indian cricket team’s star batters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma took out time to meet Sri Lankan cricket team’s super fan Gayan Senanayake in Dubai a day after India’s win over Pakistan in their Asia Cup 2022 match at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Senanayake is popular among the cricket community for being one of the most loyal fans and a true supporter of the Sri Lankan national team. He is currently in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Asia Cup to support Sri Lanka.
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Senanayake posted a picture on Monday featuring himself with cricket superstars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. The post went viral on the internet in no time. ‘Met Rohit and Virat today,’ Senanayake captioned his post.
Met Rohit & Virat today😭❤️@ImRo45 | @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/GVVvmxihut
— Gayan Senanayake (@GayanSenanayke) August 29, 2022
The super fan had also attended Virat and Anushka Sharma’s wedding reception in Mumbai in December 2017.
Gayan Senanayake, a fan of Sri Lankan cricket team seen at Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding reception in Mumbai pic.twitter.com/gzh3dvkR2K
— Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya🖋️ (@sanjeewadara) December 27, 2017
Rohit Sharma-led India defeated Pakistan by five wickets in their Asia Cup 2022 match played on Sunday at Dubai international cricket stadium. India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya played a stormy innings including a six in the thrilling last over to help the Men in Blue seal the deal. Pakistan had given a target of 148 runs to India after batting first, which India achieved in the final over.
Star performers for India in Ind vs Pak Asia Cup match:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4 wickets for 26 runs)
Hardik Pandya (3 wickets for 25 runs and 33 runs off 17 balls)
Ravindra Jadeja (35 runs)