"I can't believe this."
Although Hong Kong lost to India in the Asia Cup, it was a memorable day for batsman Kinchit Shah as he proposed to his girlfriend.
Hong Kong played India for the first time in four years.
In the first 10 overs, Hong Kong kept the scoring rate under check.
However, the Indian side proved to be too strong, winning by 40 runs.
Indian-born Hong Kong batsman Kinchit Shah scored 30 runs off 28 balls.
Although his side lost, the aftermath proved to be a much happier moment for Kinchit.
In a viral video, Kinchit is seen walking through one of the spectator viewing boxes to where his girlfriend had been watching the match.
While the Dubai International Stadium was mostly empty, some fans stayed behind and ended up seeing the proposal.
Kinchit, who is still in his kit, is seen tapping his girlfriend on the shoulder.
When she turns around, he goes down on one knee, shocking her.
Kinchit then asks her to marry him. His girlfriend remains stunned, saying:
“I can’t believe this.”
The cricketer continues to wait before his girlfriend eventually says:
She said YES! ??
A heartwarming moment where Hong Kong's @shah_kinchit95 proposed to his SO after playing a big match against India ?
A huge congratulations to the happy couple. We wish you all the joy and happiness in your new life together ??#AsiaCup2022 #GetReadyForEpic pic.twitter.com/CFypYMaPxj
— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) August 31, 2022
Fans cheer and clap as Kinchit places the ring on his girlfriend’s finger, who is still in shock. The pair then hug.
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ played in the background.
The video was posted by the Asian Cricket Council on Twitter.
The caption read: “She said YES!
“A heartwarming moment where Hong Kong’s Kinchit Shah proposed to his SO after playing a big match against India.
“A huge congratulations to the happy couple. We wish you all the joy and happiness in your new life together.”
Fans took to the comments to congratulate the couple.
One fan pointed out that the girlfriend was so stunned by the proposal that she dropped her phone and did not realise.
The user wrote: “You know she was stunned cause she didn’t realise she dropped her phone. Congratulations to the happy couple.”
Similarly, Indian cricketer Deepak Chahar proposed in the same stadium in 2021 whilst playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
Meanwhile, India are the first team from Group A to qualify for the Super Four.
Hong Kong will face Pakistan in a virtual knockout fixture on September 2.
The winner will face India in the opening game of Super Four on September 4.
Pakistan lost to India by five wickets in their opening match.
In Group B, Afghanistan are in the Super Four while Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will face off on September 1.