Pakistan’s World Cup stage against India was a disaster. In the first 12 matches of the World Cup, including ODIs and T20s, Pakistan lost to India. Finally, in the Unlucky Thirteen match, Pakistan got its first win in the World Cup against arch-rivals India.
Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets in their first match in Group-1 of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Super Twelve last night. The result of the game shows that Pakistan did not allow India to stand in the whole game. Strong India has been ruined in the entire match. India captain Virat Kohli thinks so. According to him, Pakistan has blown up India.
“None of our plans worked,” Kohli told a news conference after the match. They deserve the credit for winning this match. In a word, Pakistan has blown us away. ‘
The inaugural match gave Pakistan an unforgettable victory. After losing the toss, India started batting first. Team India lost two openers by 6 runs off Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi’s cannon. Then Kohli’s half-century for 151 runs for 7 wickets, India got the fighting capital. Pakistan’s two openers Mohammad Rizwan and captain Babar Azam did not have the speed to touch the target of 152 runs.
Kohli thinks that the match fell in the first push. “When you lose three wickets fast, it’s very difficult to turn around,” he said. Especially when you realize the dew is falling. ‘
Kohli said, praising Pakistan’s bowling-batting, ‘Playing big shots in the first innings was not as easy as Pakistan’s innings seemed. Pakistan’s standard bowlers did not allow us to play with open arms.
At the press conference after the match, a Pakistani journalist asked Kohli about the batting of Indian opener Rohit. “My question is about team selection,” he said. Many people think that Ishan Kishan played well in the preparation match. Do you believe Kishan would have done better than Rohit? ‘
Kohli fell from the sky after hearing such a question. “It’s a very bold question,” Kohli told reporters. What do you think, sir? I played the team that I thought was the best. What do you think? ‘
The journalist said, “I have asked you. I do not want to comment.”
Kohli then said, “Will you drop Rohit from the International Twenty20? Rohit Sharma? Do you know what he did in our last match? ‘
Then Kohli shook his head and covered his face with his hands. With a smile on his face, he said, ‘Incredible is yours. If you want a debate, you can say it in advance. Then I can answer that way. ‘
After playing only one ball against Pakistan, Rohit was bowled by Afridi.