After winning a thrilling match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against Pakistan, the Indian cricket team began the T20 World Cup 2022 on a high note. In Super 12, India won Group 2 in a row.
India’s heart-stopping victory over Pakistan on October 23, 2022, was one of the most thrilling matches in T20 cricket history at the T20 World Cup 2022. In their first T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, the Indian team snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and lit up the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India prevailed by four wickets, riding Virat Kohli’s masterful chase.
Group India star Virat Kohli took to Instagram to review India’s wonderful success over Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2022 on October 23. Kohli stole the show with his 82*(53), which enabled the Men in Blue to wrest victory from the hands of defeat.
Over ninety thousand people flocked to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to witness the archrivals’ duel, and they certainly got their money’s worth. Kohli himself concurred that he had never been a piece of such an electric environment.
Here’s what the former Indian captain captioned his Instagram post:
“October 23rd, 2022 will always be special in my heart. Never felt energy like that in a cricket game before. What a blessed evening that was“
Virat Kohli’s two sixes to Haris Rauf will always be remembered.
India needed 160 runs to win, but they were losing at 31/4, and it seemed like Pakistan would win big. At the crease, Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli attempted to absorb pressure and extend the game.
After that, Pandya took on Mohammad Nawaz, which set off India’s pursuit. From the opposing end, Kohli also got going, scoring numerous goals. Nevertheless, the Men in Blue appeared to face a formidable challenge with 28 runs required from eight balls.
However, Kohli demonstrated why he is arguably one of the best format batters by hitting Haris Rauf’s back-of-the-length delivery directly over his head for a six. He gained momentum from that absurd shot and deposited the subsequent one over fine leg into the stands.
The chasing team suddenly needed 16 from six, and Mohammad Nawaz, who was bowling the final over, was under the most pressure. Despite Hardik Pandya’s wicket, Virat Kohli smashed a six off a no-ball and ran three byes off a free hit, proving that the pressure was too much for him.
It was very nearly a let-down when Nawaz bowled a wide with two runs required off the last ball. India won an incredible match thanks to Ravichandran Ashwin’s incredible shot over mid-off. When the Men in Blue stormed onto the field to celebrate with him, Kohli was the man of the moment.
In T20Is, Virat Kohli has unquestionably played a number of world-class knocks. However, his score of 82 points against Pakistan at the MCG under pressure appears to be the best of them all.