The ex-Pakistani player criticized India’s performance in the Asia Cup match, claiming that “Virat Kohli Flopped Again.”
The ex-Pakistani player criticized India’s performance in the Asia Cup match, claiming that “Virat Kohli Flopped Again.” Virat Kohli helped India beat Pakistan and win the Asia Cup 2022 on Sunday, but he had a hard time at first. He got a few breaks before he scored 35 runs off 34 balls. However, Mohammad Nawaz of Pakistan took Kohli out of the game just as it looked like he might reach 50. Before the tournament, all eyes were on India’s top three batsmen, K.L. Rahul (0), Rohit Sharma (12 off 18), and Kohli. However, none of them had a great time in the middle. Former spinner for the Pakistan cricket team, Danish Kaneria, was not impressed by Kohli’s game.
What’s Danish’s Opinion
“Virat Kohli – all eyes were on him. He flopped again. At the starting, he faced difficulty. There were quite a few inside edges. Unfortunately, KL Rahul got bowled after getting an inside edge,” Kaneria, who played 61 Tests and 18 ODIs for Pakistan, said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
“Kohli got out while trying to go inside-out over the extra-cover against a left-arm spinner. While he does play that shot very well, but somebody told me that when he used to play with Sachin Tendulkar, the latter noticed that Kohli was getting out to that shot and advised him to stop playing that shot. That same thing is is happening with Kohli,” Kaneria added.
“Kohli was lucky as he was almost out on the second delivery itself. He was lucky that Fakhar Zaman couldn’t hold on to the catch off Naseem Shah. He played just one good shot during his innings. Other than that he did not play good shots. He will have to score runs.”
Hardik Pandya did a great job in all aspects of the game. India kept their nerves to beat Pakistan by five wickets in their Asia Cup opener on Sunday. Hardik’s well-placed short balls helped India bowl out Pakistan for 147 with a score of 3/25 in 4 overs. This showed how valuable he was under a lot of pressure.
It should have been easy to chase, but India’s top three batsmen failed, putting more pressure on the batters in the middle. Hardik (33 not out off 17 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (35 off 29 balls) then put India on the verge of a famous win with their 52-run stand. Off Haris Rauf in the 19th over, the star all-rounder hit three fours. This pretty much won the game for India.
When the team needed six runs in three balls, Hardik hit a six off of Mohammad Nawaz’s left-arm spin. This won the game for the team.