The Men in Blue outplayed Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday and also kept their unbeaten record in World Cup against the arch rivals. Rohit Sharma took Pakistan’s strong pace line-up to the cleaners as he smashed 140 runs off 113 deliveries. Skipper Virat Kohli also played a handy knock as India posted a formidable total of 336 for the loss of five wickets . Pakistan, in reply were in a strong position at 117-1 after 21 overs before double strikes from Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya and suddenly the scoreboard showed 129 for the loss of five wickets. The match was halted owing to showers and with the Duckworth lewis method brought into play, the revised total pulled Pakistan further away from victory, needing 136 from 5 overs. India won the much-anticipated game against Pakistan comfortably by 89 runs.
Here is what Rohit said after the Match-
Rohit Sharma, who has been in sublime form in the World Cup 2019, said he along with Virat Kohli “wanted to kill the game” with their second-wicket stand, which added 98 runs to put Team India in cruise control against Pakistan. However, India’s deputy skipper was not happy with his shot selection which got him out after Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed had called Hasan Ali to field inside the circle from fine-leg.
“When you are set you want to get as many runs as possible, so it was a disappointment when I got out. I was not thinking about the double hundred. It was a good pitch and I wanted to continue batting as long as possible,” Sharma said at the post-match interview.
Here are the Social Media Reactions-
Virat Kohli ki body language se pata lag raha hay ke larka kaptaan hay.
Sarfaraz looks like someone woke him up for sehri 5 mins before azaan smh
— Komal🇵🇰 (@komallsalman) June 16, 2019
— Akash Mishra (@AkashMi12998342) June 17, 2019
— Ashok Kumar Bishnoi (@ashokmanda2929) June 16, 2019
When I die I want Sarfaraz to lower me into my grave so he can let me down one last time
— McBaŋɠ (@TheMcBang) June 16, 2019
Virat lost the toss.
Dhawan was not playing.
Bhuvi couldn’t bowl.
Rohit gifted you his wicket.
Kohli walked off the field without being out.
Kohli didn’t review Babar’s LBW.
Dear Pakistanis ab isse jyada Father’s Day pe hum kya kar sakte hain?🤣#IndiaVsPakistan
— Ashwin Nagar / अश्विन नागर (@ashwinnagar) June 17, 2019