Indian captain Virat Kohli has still not given up hope of reaching the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Team India’s journey to reach the semi-finals has become very difficult after the defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand. Team India’s morale has increased a lot after the 66-run victory over Afghanistan today. After this victory, Kohli said that I am not one to give up hope.
Virat Kohli said after the match, “Today was a really good pitch and we took advantage of it, the batsmen scored runs. There are many decisions that we have to take suddenly and that’s why I didn’t come to bat today and the batsmen like that.” We are looking forward to the upcoming matches also very positively and we are looking at it as a hope that if we get a chance Then we will cash it in and you know if you reach there, I am one not to give up hope. The good positive for this match was that Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul looked in tune as well as the great style that R Ashwin did. She was commendable when I came back.”
Batting first, India scored 210 runs on the basis of half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Apart from Rohit and Rahul, Hardik scored 35 off 13 balls and Rishabh played an unbeaten innings of 27 runs in 13 balls. Chasing this huge target, Afghanistan’s team could score 144 runs in the stipulated 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. Mohammed Shami took the maximum three wickets for India, while Ashwin, who was returning to this format after a long time, took two wickets.
Afghanistan team captain Mohammad Nabi said, “We wanted to bat later because of the dew, but one day the dew was also low and the pitch was also excellent from above. India had made such a big score whose pressure was also on us. Was.”
Rohit Sharma, who played an unbeaten innings of 74 runs, was awarded the Man of the Match award. Rohit said after the match, “We knew we didn’t just want a win, but with a big win, we were looking to improve the net run rate and that’s the strategy we came up with. It was nice that we batted well and Hope to continue with the same performance in future as well.”