Team India won its opening match of the T20 World Cup 2022 with a miraculous victory thanks to Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 82 off 53 balls. Virat Kohli was made the hero of this victory. By scoring an unbeaten 82 in 53 balls, Virat Kohli raised the Indian team’s victory banner. The manner in which Virat Kohli led India to victory in this match is probably impossible to put into words. Virat Kohli also found great significance in this victory, which may have contributed to his emotional outburst.
When R Ashwin scored on the final ball, Virat Kohli lost control of his emotions. He initially sobbed and rejoiced, but then unexpectedly tears appeared in his eyes. In contrast to his usual aggressive post-victory celebrations, Virat Kohli was visibly upset this time.
Along with Kohli, Pandya also got Emotional
Not only Virat got emotional. Hardik Pandya also looked emotional with him. Hardik Pandya’s tears did not stop and he was seen wiping them. After the victory, Hardik hugged Virat Kohli and the entire team congratulated this legendary batsman for his excellent innings. Captain Rohit Sharma lifted Virat Kohli on his shoulder. Rohit Sharma termed this innings of Virat as the best innings of his career.
The crucial point was that despite India being in deeper trouble following Hardik Pandya’s dismissal, Virat Kohli maintained his composure. He had confidence in himself, and Pakistan was overshadowed by his six in the final over. The most significant aspect of Virat Kohli’s innings was the fact that he scored 71 runs in the next 33 balls after scoring just 11 runs in the first 20 balls. India achieved this improbable victory thanks to the innings of Virat Kohli.
Hardik Pandya(after the match) – “I played my first T20I match in Australia, and since then, the journey has continued. There is no better place to play sports and have fun than right here, so it is good to be back. I believe you should avoid talking about my body; instead, watch me bowl. My body is fine. We are playing international cricket; the Pakistani bowlers are not the only factor. At this level, every team will have top-notch bowling because international cricket has a set of standards. As a result, we have talked about it as a batting unit and we are all aware of it. To get here, we have put in a lot of effort. The contest is won by the team that plays its best.”
VIRAT KOHLI – AFTER THE MATCH
After the end of the match, Kohli said during the interview, “First I thought let’s take the match till the last but then Pandya told me, I take the risk now, you play comfortably, we will all win the match.”
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PAKISTAN – Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh