India gained their opening T20 World Cup 2022 sport in opposition to Pakistan in a last-over thriller at Melbourne Cricket Floor on Sunday (October 23). The sport proved to be among the finest T20I clashes between two Asian rival nations with loads of motion from begin to innings’ final ball. Virat Kohli stole the present once more with considered one of his profession finest knocks in T20Is by smashing unbeaten 82 runs off simply 53 balls.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma gained the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first at MCG. His determination proved right as in-from pacer Arshdeep Singh dismissed Pakistan’s star duo of Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan in powerplay overs to present India a terrific begin. However Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed smashed sensible fifties to information Pakistan to a decent combating complete of 159 in 20 overs.
India additionally misplaced their star openers Rohit and KL Rahul fairly early and have been struggling at 31/4 in 6.1 overs. However Kohli smashed a vital fifty and shaped a match-winning partnership of 113 runs with Hardik Pandya for the fifth wicket. Kohli dominated the dying overs as India managed to chase 48 runs from the innings’ final three overs.
Followers seen Rohit’s British accent within the post-match presser:
Kohli remained unbeaten on 82 runs and Ravichandran Ashwin scored profitable runs on the final ball to information India to an exciting four-wicket win. Rohit was speechless in his post-match presser and praised Kohli for enjoying among the finest innings for India.
“I’ve no voice left. We have been all the time wanting to verify we stayed within the sport so long as potential. We have been speaking continually about it. It doesn’t matter what the state of affairs, you have to imagine you possibly can pull by way of, and that partnership modified the sport for us. There was good carry, good swing as nicely, and we utilised that nicely upfront. That was good to see from the bowling perspective. They batted nicely within the center. We knew it might not be a straightforward goal on that pitch,” Rohit Sharma mentioned within the post-match presentation.
Nevertheless, followers seen the Indian captain’s accent whereas answering reporters’ questions within the presser. It gave the impression of Rohit was attempting to talk in a thick British accent which caught the eye of the Indian followers.
“That felt actually good” -Rohit in British accent
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