Setting the tone and mood for the Festival of Lights – Diwali, Virat Kohli gave the ultimate gift to cricket fans around the world as his sensational shot helped India beat Pakistan in the Super 12. of the T20i World Cup 2020.
After going 82 runs unbeaten from just 53 balls, although teammates and cricket fans alike rejoiced and cherished the memorable innings, Kohli shed tears and thanked the Almighty, who not only aided him in staying calm and composed throughout the match, but hitting the crucial six-second and four-second.
When asked how he felt after the game, Kohli said. “It’s a surreal atmosphere. Honestly, I have no words. I don’t know how it happened. “He also won the man of the match award for his dynamic innings.
He also considers his sleeves to be the best place to take pressure. But, go on to say that the tournament has only just begun.
Prior to that, Pakistan also lost their opening match but Shan Masood and Iftikar Ahmed gave the impetus and gave their team a 159 lead in 20 passes. Indians Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya each won 3 trophies. Mohd Shami also took two and B Kumar took one.
With India captain Rohit Sharma, half fly KL Rahul and powerlifter Suryakumar Yadav making their way to the MCG booth during the opening, Kohli established a 113-runs partnership with Pandya – who has scored 40 runs, help India win.
Speaking to the press, the Indian captain also boasted about Kohli, saying that Kohli has regained his form and that is good news for India. With Kohli in the match, he still believes India can win the game.
“From the situation we were in, it had to be one of India’s best shots, not just their best shot,” he said.
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