‘Virat is one of the best chasers in the world: Rohit Sharma after dramatic win over Pak in T20 World Cup

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 06:56 PM IST
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'Chasemaster' Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 83 as India pulled off a miracle four-wicket triumph over Pakistan in a final over thriller at the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup here at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.

Following the sensational win, India skipper Rohit Sharma lauded Virat Kohli and called the batter's MCG heroics inning as former captain's best ever. Stating that it is always important to get off the mark well, Rohit said that this win would give them a lot of confidence.

Explosive half-century

An explosive half-century by star batter Virat Kohli and a century stand with Hardik Pandya helped India defeat Pakistan by four wickets in their Group 2 clash. With this win, India is at top of Group 2 with two points.

"Those two guys (Kohli and Pandya) are experienced. Staying calm and taking the game deep was very critical. Good for our confidence. Always crucial to get off the mark like this. We were in no position to win this. The way we won that's more pleasing for us. Hats off to Virat for the way he batted, has to be the best innings he has played for India. I would like to thank everyone, it's wonderful to see. Their support for us is very, very crucial wherever we go," Rohit Sharma said in a post-match presentation.

Rohit remarked that this victory will give them a lot of confidence and that it is always crucial to get off to a good start.

Rohit speechless

"I was in the dressing room. I don't have any words left. You got to expect something like this in a game like this. We wanted to stay in the game for as long as possible. That crucial partnership was a game-changing moment for us. The pitch had something in it. There was a nice carry. Some swing and seam. Good to see from the bowling perspective. They had a good partnership (Iftikhar and Masood) after that. They batted well towards the end as well. But we knew we had to bat out of our skin to chase this," he added.

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