Team India witnessed an ideal start to their Asia Cup 2022 after they defeated Pakistan in their opening encounter of the tournament on August 28 (Sunday) in Dubai. The Men in Blue had several match-heroes including Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja as they made valuable contributions to their team’s winning effort.
Chasing 148 to win, at one stage, the Indian team was in some sort of trouble as one of their premier all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja was given out LBW on the bowling of Naseem Shah who came to bowl the third last over of the match. Naseem’s fourth delivery hit Jadeja on the pads as the umpire gave the decision in Pakistan’s favor.
As soon as Jadeja was given out, the left-handed batter had no hesitation in reviewing the decision, and as it turned out the ball had pitched just outside the leg-stump. Hence, it forced the umpire to change his decision and brought a huge sigh of relief to the Indian camp and its fans. However, the reaction from Virat Kohli to the incident was priceless as the former Indian skipper put both hands on his head and shouted ‘Bach Gaye’ before looking up towards the sky with a praying gesture.
Here is the video of the reaction from Virat Kohli:
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Both Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya took the game till the last over where the latter finished off the match after smashing Mohammad Nawaz for a maximum over long-on and taking the team over the line by five wickets. Pandya was adjudged player of the match for his crucial role with both bat and the ball.
Meanwhile, Jadeja also expressed his happiness during the post-match presentation and said that he wanted to finish the game for India. He explained, “We wanted to play till the end, they have a very good bowling attack, their fast bowlers don’t give anything away. I could have finished the game – left-arm spinner against a left-hander, but Hardik played superbly. He came out and said he was going to play his shots, and happy that he stayed till the end.”