Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raza lauded the Babar Azam-led facet after their heartbreaking loss in opposition to India of their first T20 World Cup 2022 fixture on Sunday (October 23). Pakistan posted a difficult whole of 159/8 whereas batting first on the Melbourne Cricket Floor however star batter Virat Kohli guided India to an exhilarating last-ball win by 4 wickets.
Pakistan gamers gave their every thing to stretch the sport until the tip however did not bag the win on the finish. Ramiz, in his newest tweet, appreciated the group’s effort in opposition to India and acknowledged that cricket could be merciless and unfair typically.
“A basic! You win some you lose some and as everyone knows this recreation could be merciless and unfair. #TeamPakistan couldn’t have given extra with bat and ball. Very happy with the hassle!” Ramiz Raja wrote in his tweet.
A basic! You win some you lose some and as everyone knows this recreation could be merciless and unfair .#TeamPakistan couldn’t have given extra with bat and ball. Very happy with the hassle!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) October 23, 2022
Kohli continues to hang-out Pakistan cricket
After compelled to bat first, Pakistan misplaced their star opening duo of captain Babar Azam and the world no.1 T20I batter Mohammad Rizwan early. However Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed’s fifties helped Pakistan to place a good whole of 159/8 at MCG in entrance of a capability crowd.
Pakistani pacers began effectively with massive wickets of Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul within the powerplay overs. Haris Rauf dismissed in-from batter Suryakumar Yadav for simply 15 runs to place Pakistan forward within the recreation. However former India captain Virat Kohli performed certainly one of his greatest T20I knocks to grab victory from the jaws of defeat.
Kohli scored unbeaten 82 runs off 53 balls whereas serving to India rating the inconceivable wanting 48 runs within the final three overs. He smashed a giant six on Mohammad Nawaz’s supply within the final over and two back-to-back sixes on Rauf’s final two deliveries within the nineteenth over.