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October 17, 2018
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Revealed: What made Kohli and Malik laugh at ICC Champions Trophy presentation

By Chaitanya Laxman

Malik recalls his discussion with Indian cricketers during ICC Champions trophy finals

One of the most popular video clips from the ICC Champions Trophy tournament in 2017 was the discussion between Virat Kohli, Shoaib Malik, and Yuvraj Singh during the presentation ceremony. In the video clip, players from both nations were seen having a good laugh and fans across the world wondered what these players were talking about. Shoaib Malik has now revealed the contents of that discussion during an interview.

Cricketers from India and Pakistan showcase sportsman spirit during ICC Champions trophy 2017

India versus Pakistan match in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was one of the most anticipated sporting events in recent times. Although the match panned out as a one-sided battle with Pakistan demolishing India, fans were happy to see the players from both countries sharing laughter with each other.

During the presentation ceremony, Indian captain Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, and Pakistan cricket player Shoaib Malik were having a discussion and the camera a captured a moment where everyone had a good laughter. This incident was seen as a symbol of sportsman spirit between the players of these two neighboring nations.

Malik reveals the reason for the laughter at the Champions trophy presentation ceremony

In a recent interview, Shoaib Malik revealed that he was discussing a dropped catch involving Saeed Ajmal with the Indian cricketers.

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This incident of the dropped catch occurred during an ODI match between Pakistan and Windies. Chris Gayle mistimed a stroke and the ball went in the air. Malik and Ajmal both went for the catch and positioned themselves underneath the ball.

It seemed like Ajmal had positioned himself perfectly and hence Malik backed out at the last moment. However, Ajmal too backed out and in the end, the ball dropped between the two fielders.

The Pakistan cricketer stated that Virat asked him what did Ajmal say after dropping the catch? To this Shoaib responded that Ajmal told him that he crouched on the ground to take the catch just in case Shoaib drops it. And this response made everyone laugh during the presentation ceremony.

Chaitanya Laxman