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WATCH: Shoaib Malik Reveals The Joke Behind The Laughter Riot With Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:


  • Shoaib Mallik has spilled the beans on the joke that made Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh burst into laughter during the post-match presentation of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final.

India's loss against Pakistan in the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy might have grabbed all the headlines after the Men in Green against all the odds, battered the Men in Blue to lift the trophy.

However, there was one particular incident after the match that had left the cricketing world in awe. In a video posted by the ICC, showed Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh sharing a hearty laugh with their counterparts Shoaib Malik and Pakistani bowling coach Azhar Mahmood during the post-match presentation.

The Pakistani batsman in a candid conversation with 'Voice of Cricket, revealed the reason behind the humorous incident. Shoaib Malik said the laughter riot began after Virat Kohli poked fun at him for his famous dropped catch incident, which had become the butt of all jokes.

It was in the game against West Indies, where Shoaib Malik and Saeed Ajmal were caught up in a hilarious mix-up and ended up spilling one of the easiest catches. To make it worst, it was the catch of the mighty Chris Gayle, who had poorly mistimed his shot only to see the ball land in between the two fielders with both pulling out at the last moment. 

Shoaib Malik narrated the conversation that transpired between the duo post the incident, which left Virat Kohli and the rest in splits. Malik had asked Ajmal why he got into that catching position if he had to pull out at the last moment. To which Malik quoted Ajmal as saying that he was backing up for him. In case, he would drop the catch, Ajmal was waiting to grab it immediately.

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Meanwhile, India and Pakistan had recently faced each other for the first time since the final of Champions Trophy 2017. The rivals of the subcontinent met twice in the 2018 Asia Cup, in which the Men in Blue avenged their Champions Trophy loss by handing the Men in Green two back-to-back defeats. India remained undefeated in the tournament and cruised to their seventh Asia Cup crown under Rohit Sharma's captaincy.