'Isn't this a bit too late?': Twitter reacts after India post 210/2 against Afghanistan in T20 World Cup match

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 09:44 PM IST
article-image
Indias KL Rahul (L) is congratulated by his teammate Rohit Sharma after he hit a six during the ICC men?s Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between India and Afghanistan at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on November 3, 2021. | (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP)

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul hit half centuries as the team posted 210 for 2 against Afghanistan in their Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Rohit (74) and Rahul (69) stitched 140 runs from 14.4 overs for the opening wicket to set up the big total after being invited to bat.

Skipper Virat Kohli did not come to bat. Instead, he sent power-hitter Rishabh Pant to help the team cross the 200-run mark.

Hardik Pandya and Pant remained not out on 35 and 27 respectively.

This is India's second-highest total in a T20 World Cup match. The highest score remains 218/4 against England in 2007 when Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes off Stuart Broad in Durban.

After India's innings, opener KL Rahul said it's the best wicket they've batted on in this tournament. "It's the best wicket we've batted on. It starts looking better if you get off to a good start and the openers lay a solid foundation. Very happy with the batting performance," he said.

Speaking about his partnership with Rohit Sharma, Rahul said,"(We) don't really chat much to be honest. Have batted together for a long time. Know what is expected out of each other. If Rohit feels the situation is slightly different and maybe he needs to hold me back, he sometimes does that. But otherwise it's just freedom to go out there and play our game. I obviously don't need to tell him much as he's a world class player."

Meanwhile, Twitter users are not optimistic about India's qualification chances.

Check out the tweets below:

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

WATCH: Devotee gets stuck under elephant statue at Gujarat temple, video goes viral

WATCH: Devotee gets stuck under elephant statue at Gujarat temple, video goes viral

Shocking! 'Mother of the year' catches raccoon with bare hands while rescuing her girl from its...

Shocking! 'Mother of the year' catches raccoon with bare hands while rescuing her girl from its...

On camera: Boy triggers elephant by hitting jumbo with stick, forest officials call the animal...

On camera: Boy triggers elephant by hitting jumbo with stick, forest officials call the animal...

ENG vs SEN: Not 'One Love', Harry Kane's armband during the recent FIFA match in Qatar had THIS...

ENG vs SEN: Not 'One Love', Harry Kane's armband during the recent FIFA match in Qatar had THIS...

Rishab Shetty's Kantara vs Sohum Shah's Tumbbad, netizens trigger debate over their favourite films

Rishab Shetty's Kantara vs Sohum Shah's Tumbbad, netizens trigger debate over their favourite films