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“I was just trying to…”, Keshav Maharaj reveals strategy behind his success in T20 WC Final

South Africa spin bowler Keshav Maharaj who dismissed Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant in the T20 World Cup 2024 final reveals the strategy behind his impressive bowling spell against India in the historic clash.

Rohit Sharm and Rishabh Pant need no introduction to the cricket community. Being the top performers for the team India in recent years, the duo will definitely pose a great threat to the opponents.

Without any doubt, opponents will seek every loophole to dismiss the batters at the earliest to avoid chasing a mammoth target.

As expected Keshav Maharaj dismissed the duo the single over and shocked the entire Indian cricket crowd.

Maharaj in the very second over of the inning, dismissed Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant and shifted the momentum towards the South African side at the very beginning of the tournament.

During the innings break, South African bowler Keshav Maharaj said “I was just trying to use the surface, use the breeze and luckily it paid off. The pitch started off slow, it has got better now and hopefully it will be good to chase.

The catching and outfielding was good, it’s something we pride ourselves on. We can do it, opportunities like this don’t come often and the boys are ready to go. Hope we can grab it with both hands”.

Speaking of the match, winning the toss India decided to bat first while Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli opened the inning. While every Indian cricket fan expected an outstanding opening partnership in the crucial game, the Indian skipper failed abruptly and returned pavilion after scoring just 9 runs.

following the dismissal, Rishabh Pant too lost his wicket for a duck and shocked every Indian cricket fan.

While Suryakumar Yadav was expected to make a match-saving knock, Rabada dismissed SKY for just three and loaded pressure over the Indian batters.

After losing three wickets inside the powerplay, Axar Patel and Virat Kohli made a decent partnership by building 72 runs partnership for the fourth wicket.

While everyone expected an impressive performance from Axar, he lost his wicket in an unexpected run-out dismissal and shattered the dreams of scoring big.

Following his dismissal, Shivam Dube joined hands with Virat and moved India’s scoreboard towards a decent margin. After securing his half-century, Virat Kohli shifted the momentum and turned the things in favour of the Indian cricket team and scored 76 runs from 59 balls before being dismissed by Marco Jansen in the 19th over.

At the end of 20 overs, India scored 176 runs for 7 wickets loss and failed to reach the magic number of 180.

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