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Fans praise KL Rahul for his sweet gesture towards Asia Cup star Agha Salaman, who was left with a bloodied face in the Pakistan v India match.

PAKISTAN batsman Agha Salman was left with a bloodied face in Monday’s Asia Cup match against rivals India as KL Rahul came to his aid with a sweet gesture.

The right-handed batter swung for the Ravindra Jadeja ball but it bounced and hit the top of his bat before hitting him in the face.

Agha Salman was hit in the face after the ball bounced off his bat

Fans praised Rahul for the gesture sweet

KL Rahul was the first person over to the bloodied batsman

He started bleeding from a bad cut just above his right eye.

KL Rahul was one of the first people to check on the middle order batsman after the incident.

The viral social media image shows Rahul talking to Salman and checking up on his opponent after the nasty incident.

Fans were quick to praise the returning cricket star for the gesture.

The match was India’s first in the Super 4 series of the tournament and their second win overall as they won by 228 runs.

This is India’s biggest win, in terms of runs, against Pakistan.

The game, being held in Sri Lanka, was won by India’s impressive bowling where they had Pakistan all out for just 128 of 32 overs.

India also dominated with the bat as they scored 356 runs with just two wickets dropped.

Superstar Virat Kohli got his 47th ODI century ending the game with 122 while KL Rahul produced a great 111 leaving the pair with a 233 run partnership.

This was Rahul’s sixth ton capping off a memorable game after also catching Mohammad Rizwan behind his stumps.

Kohli is now just two centuries behind Sachin Tendulkar’s record 49.

Tendulkar, the Mumbai legend, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to say: “Congratulations to Virat and KL for their 100s.

“One big positive sign for #TeamIndia is that all our top six batters – Rohit, Shubman, Virat, KL, Ishan and Hardik have scored runs at various stages in the two matches.

“Well played! Keep it up.”

Kohli broke Tendulkar’s record of the quickest player to score 13,000 runs in the ODI 5O-over format, having done so in 54 innings less than the Little Master.

The sweet gesture comes after Indian cricket ace, Jasprit Bumrah, was congratulated by Shaheen Afridi after the birth of Bumrah’s first child when the two teams last met in the Asia Cup this year.

KL Rahul had an impressive game scoring 111 runs and making one catch

India won the game by 228 runs

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli had a 223 run partnership