After a narrow win against Afghanistan on Saturday, India is all set to take on West Indies on June 27 at Old Trafford.
On their way to the Manchester, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli posted a picture on his Instagram handle and wrote: "Towards manchester again. Gloomy day but made bright by mr jadhavs smile 😃😎. @royalnavghan @kedarjadhavofficial" and in return Jadhav sent heart emoji and wrote: "U made my day 😋❤️ @virat.kohli" [sic].
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For those unaware, in the match against Afghanistan on Saturday, Jadhav scored 52 runs off 68 balls, which saw three boundaries and one six before Gulbadin Nabi dismissed him. The Indian batsman formed a brief partnership of 57 runs with MS Dhoni and added 25 runs with Hardik Pandya.
Skipper Virat Kohli (67 off 63 balls) again batted effortlessly before Afghanistan's IPL stars Mohammed Nabi (9-0-33-2), Mujeeb ur Rahman (10-1-26-1) and Rashid Khan (10-0-38-1) put brakes on India's other star batsmen, keeping them under tight leash on a slow track that offered both turn and bounce.
India skipper Virat Kohli said the hard-fought win over Afghanistan in the Word Cup was much-needed as it helped the two-time champions to show their character and clinch a victory from the jaws of defeat.
Mohammed Shami's last-over hattrick Saturday saved India from a mighty scare after they managed to pip Afghanistan by 11 runs to inch closer towards World Cup semi-finals.
Afghanistan were bowled out for 213 in pursuit of a manageable 225-run target which at one stage looked gettable after the Indian middle-order flopped in their first World Cup test.
"This game was way more important for us, because things didn't go as planned. That's when you need to show character and bounce back," Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
(With inputs from agencies)