Watch: Sunil Gavaskar jumps with joy in celebration of India's emphatic win over Pakistan

Indian Cricket Legend Sunil Gavaskar was seen jumping like a kid in celebration of India's victory over Pakistan.

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Sunil Gavaskar (Source: Twitter)

Sunil Gavaskar Sunil Gavaskar (Source: Twitter)

The India-Pakistan match in the 20-20 World Cup left the entire world on the edge of their seats as a nail-biter affair took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India registered a win against all odds courtesy of a Virat Kohli masterclass who rose to the occasion and guided his team home. Following India’s win, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar was seen jumping with joy at the boundary rope. The video of which has gone viral on social media.

In the video, Gavaskar is seen standing alongside Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Irfan Pathan as all are seen reacting to Ravichandran Ashwin’s winning shot of the match. All the cricketers are seen celebrating India’s victory in the mega clash as Gavaskar begins jumping incessantly in celebration.

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The clash of the titans between India and Pakistan brought with it intense drama as the crowd was treated with an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Chasing a good total of 160 runs to win, India were in disarray after losing four wickets for just 31 runs after 6.1 overs. Virat Kohli weathered the storm and guided India to an improbable win scoring a scintillating 82 off 53 balls. After the win, Indian captain Rohit Sharma was seen lifting Virat Kohli ecstatically.

Coming back to the match, India were in all sorts of trouble after losing four wickets for 31 runs. Kohli and Hardik Pandya stabilised the Indian innings with a massive hundred-run-stand for the fifth wicket. Both batters struggled to find boundaries in their innings with the required run-rate climbing with every dot ball.

The equation came down to 48 from 18 balls with Kohli unbeaten on 46 off 42 balls at that stage. The 33-year-old launched an all-out attack on Pakistan’s premier pacer Shaheen Afridi smashing three fours to get 17 from his over.

With the equation down to 31 from 12, Hardik Pandya couldn’t time the ball well against Haris Rauf which put Kohli under more pressure. The equation further came down to 28 off 8 balls with India desperately searching for a boundary.

Kohli took it upon himself once again to keep his team in the hunt as he slammed a rising slower bouncer down the ground for a massive six. The shot left the crowd and commentators in disbelief. He further hit one more six leaving India with 16 runs to win in the final over.

Kohli smashed another six on the fourth ball of the over to seal the deal for India. Ravichandran Ashwin scored the final run on the last ball in the dramatic final over. Kohli was awarded ‘Player of the Match’ for his match-winning 82 off 53 balls.

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