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“Cometh the hour, cometh the man” – Wasim Jaffer praises Virat Kohli
By SMCS - Jul 2, 2024 7:20 am
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Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has applauded star India batter Virat Kohli for once again stepping up his game on the big stage in the T20 World Cup final against South Africa as well. However, Kohli scored 76 off 59 balls and won the Player of the Match award as Team India won by seven runs. After scoring just 75 runs in seven innings before the final, Jaffer explained how Kohli’s knock in the final enabled India to hold one end up.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

Speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, Wasim Jaffer said: “Virat Kohli hadn’t scored many runs in the tournament, but he chose the right moment to come good. Cometh the hour, cometh the man as we say, his knock of 76 made a lot of difference and kept one end intact.”

“The most important part I thought was played by Axar Patel. The cameo that he played ensured that the run rate from India never dropped below eight runs per over. He took the attack to the South African bowlers and didn’t let them settle, forming a crucial partnership with Kohli,” he again said.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma with the trophy

Wasim Jaffer also believes that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have made the right call to retire after winning the T20 World Cup as well. Alongside them, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also did the same. And, the former Indian opener said that the duo couldn’t have chosen a better way to retire from the shortest format.

“Two giants of the game (Rohit and Kohli) have retired from T20Is and this will certainly form a big gap. However, they rightly chose to go out on a high after winning the trophy and we should bow down to the true greats of the game. We will continue to see them in IPL, ODIs and Tests,” Wasim Jaffer concluded.