The certain thing is that the party has started for the Indian fans in Manchester, and why won’t they have a good time since they’ve now beaten Pakistan for the seventh straight time in World Cup games.
Talking about the match, it’s was utter domination by the Men in Blue from the very first ball.
Sarfaraz’s captaincy was underwhelming, and I did not understand why Mohammad Amir was removed after just bowling four overs in the beginning. Giving twelve overs was to spin was difficult for me to comprehend.
The 137 opening run stand between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul followed by yet another solid knock by Virat Kohli significantly dampened Pakistan’s bowling attack.
Another thing that I would like to add is that Rohit Sharma has been the batsman of the World Cup for me along with Joe Root.
I’m sure Rohit Sharma will have a nice long look at the mirror and feel tremendously satisfied with how he performed against the arch-rivals.
Talking about Bhuvneshwar Kumar, I’ve recently got an update that it’s a minor strain to his hamstring, so that’s good news for the Indians as he’ll soon be back for the team.
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