Everyone is still processing Virat Kohli’s masterclass against Pakistan in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The 33-year-old produced one of the greatest knocks in T20 cricket ever. He scored 82 runs in 53 balls when the team needed him to perform the most.
Everyone in the stadium went wild with the celebrations, and so did the former pacer Irfan Pathan. As Virat walked towards Irfan for the post-match interview, the cricketer-turned-broadcaster lifted him up in the air with great enthusiasm. The star of the night then walked to Jatin Sapru, another broadcaster, and hugged him as well. The emotions were at an all-time high after the match on Sunday.
Irfan Pathan posted the video of their wild celebration on his Instagram handle. “Patake to Kal hi is bande ne fod diye the,Diwali aaj Mubarak ho Sabhi ko. Lots of love to all. #HappyDiwali,” he wrote in the caption.
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Arshdeep, who was playing in his first World Cup, dismissed Babar Azam on his first ball for a golden duck. The left-arm fast bowler from India became only the second bowler in T20I history, after Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi, to dismiss Babar for a first-ball duck. As Pakistan batted first and scored 159/8, he finished with 3/32.
India’s response was disastrous, with the top order of the team collapsing early on. After dismissing the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah gave Pakistan some hope. Former India captain Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya, on the other hand, pushed the game to its limit, with Kohli hammering Pakistan’s bowlers (82* off 53).
With 16 runs needed in the final over, Pandya made the difficult walk back to the dugout as Mohammad Nawaz ended his struggle. The umpire called a no-ball when the fourth ball was hit for a six. After India scored three runs on a free hit, Nawaz bowled a wide.
With two runs needed off two balls to tie the game, Nawaz bowled a wide. The new batter in the middle, Ravichandran Ashwin, cleared the infield for a single, sending the Indian dugout into ecstasy.