T20 World Cup 2024
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma Trolled by Netizens After Early Dismissals in India vs. Pakistan Clash
By CricShots - Jun 9, 2024 10:37 pm
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India are experiencing a disastrous start in their highly anticipated match against Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. This 19th game of the tournament, held at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, has not gone in India’s favour so far. Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, won the toss and opted to bowl first, a decision quickly vindicated by his bowlers.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma failed to do much

Under overcast skies, Pakistan’s pace attack gave them a brilliant start. In the second over, Naseem Shah struck a significant blow by dismissing Virat Kohli for just four runs, providing Pakistan with their first breakthrough.

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This dismissal marked Kohli’s second consecutive failure with the bat in the tournament. In the previous game against Ireland, the former Indian skipper managed to score only 1 run off 5 balls. Virat Kohli had been under scrutiny for skipping the warm-up game against Bangladesh, and his twin failures in the tournament are likely to amplify the criticism directed at him.

The woes for India didn’t end with Kohli’s early exit. Soon after, Rohit Sharma, who had scored a match-winning fifty in the previous game against Ireland, also fell cheaply. Despite starting well by hitting a six off Shaheen Afridi in the first over, Rohit couldn’t build on it. He was dismissed by Afridi in the third over after scoring just 13 runs, which included a six and a four.

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As of the 13th over, India were struggling at 95 for 4. Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant were at the crease, trying to stabilize the innings for the Men in Blue. Their efforts will be crucial if India hopes to post a competitive total against a strong Pakistani bowling attack in this high-stakes encounter.