The Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian men’s cricket team will play the first of three ODIs against New Zealand on Friday 25 November. Before the game, players from team India met a wheelchair-bound fan in Auckland.
A video of the meeting was shared by the official handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Twitter.
“A moment to savor for #TeamIndia superfan Divyaansh after some memorable interactions in Auckland ahead of the #NZvIND ODI series,” BCCI captioned the post.
The video shows Indian players meeting the fan and having their picture taken with him. The video quickly went viral on social media with cricket fans cheering the Men in Blue’s heartwarming gesture.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 24, 2022
India will take on New Zealand in the first of three ODI matches at Auckland’s Eden Park on Friday 25 November. The team enters the ODI series after winning the three-match T20 series against the Kiwis 1-0.
While the T20 side was led by Hardik Pandya, it is Shikhar Dhawan who is leading the ODI side which has changed a lot from the T20 World Cup 2022 squad that reached the semi-finals. The players to watch out for include Suryakumar Yadav, who has continued his blockbuster form, and upcoming batter Shubhman Gill.
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