Rohit Sharma hands over the Asia Cup 2018 trophy to debutant Khaleel Ahmed

India lifted the Asia Cup trophy for the record seventh time on Saturday after defeating Bangladesh by 3 wickets in a thrilling encounter at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Bangladesh tried their best to toughen India’s 223-run chase but it was hamstrung Kedar Jadhav and Kuldeep Yadav who fought till the last ball to ensure team’s victory.

After the Men in Blue became the Asian champions, captain Rohit Sharma didn’t forget to follow the age-old tradition which was brought into existence by MS Dhoni. During the celebrations, Rohit handed over the golden trophy to debutant Khaleel Ahmed and moved to the corner.

Rohit Sharma emulates MS Dhoni, makes youngster Khaleel Ahmed hold Asia Cup 2018 trophy

Young Khaleel lifted the trophy up in the air and took the centre frame of the team photograph.

Here’s the video:

Khaleel played two matches in this Asia Cup and picked up 4 wickets (3 against Hong Kong and 1 against Afghanistan).

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