Team India registered a comprehensive 10-wicket victory in the first ODI in Harare against Zimbabwe. The side bowled the hosts out on 189 before Shubman Gill (82*) and Shikhar Dhawan (81*) steered India to a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The trio of Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, and Axar Patel picked three wickets each, while Mohammed Siraj had a dismissal to his name.
The match also marked the return of KL Rahul who played in his first international match since early February. Rahul also led the Indian team in the match on Thursday, and he shifted himself to the middle-order to accommodate youngster Shubman Gill in the opening role, social media lauds praise for the Indian captain due to his heartwarming gesture ahead of the game.
Watch: KL Rahul's gesture before national anthem takes internet by stormAs the teams lined up for the national anthems before the start of the match, Rahul pulled out the chewing gum from his mouth as a gesture of respect. The video of the incident was widely shared on social media.