Pakistan suffered their seventh defeat to India in the World Cup, losing this time by 89 runs in a rain-hit match at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday.
A defeat to arch-rivals India is always difficult to digest for the passionate Pakistani cricket community anywhere in the world and particularly when it is in a World Cup.
A video of a disheartened fan hugging Ranveer Singh after Pakistan lost the match is going viral on social media. In the clip, Ranveer is seen consoling the fan and says: "Put it there, man, put it there. There's always next time! Don't be disheartened, you played well. Boys are dedicated, committed, professionals and they will be back.""
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Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed's decision to bowl first after winning the toss backfired as Pakistan allowed India to post a massive 336 for five.
The 1992 champions were then restricted to 212 for six in 40 overs when rain stopped play, paving the way for India's comprehensive 89-run win via D/L method.
Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh is all praise for Virat Kohli after the Indian cricket captain led the Men in Blue towards victory in the match against Pakistan in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, calling him a future "greatest of all time" cricketer.
Ranveer, who attended the game at Old Trafford, said he is impressed the way Kohli had evolved as a player.
"I've been a die-hard fan of Indian cricket since childhood. Invested so much emotion into our beloved team. Willing and wanting them to be the undisputed best in the world. And then, there was Virat Kohli. I've witnessed a brash boy evolve into the very embodiment of class. Displaying a rare brand of ferocity and passionate expression, he changed the face of Indian cricket forever," he tweeted on Tuesday. He's well on his way to being hailed as the greatest of all time. Leading our country like a true alpha warrior. Yeh naya India hai, aur yeh banda naye India ka Hero hai (This is a new India, and this guy is the hero of the new India)" Ranveer said, sharing a few pictures with Kohli from the post match presentation ceremony.
(With inputs from PTI)