Rohit Sharma on victory against Pakistan in World Cup clash

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma(Image: BCCI)

The Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma achieved the feat with his third six in the match against Pakistan in the World Cup 2023.

Rohit Sharma on victory against Pakistan

India is scheduled to play in the 12th ICC World Cup 2023 match against their arch-rivals Pakistan on October 14 at Narendra Modi Stadium. Rohit Sharma was impressive during the match as he scored 86 runs, including 6 sixes and 6 boundaries.

Winning the toss, India chose to bowl where Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq opened the innings while Jasprit Bumrah opened the bowling attack. Shafique was sent out by Siraj for 20 runs while Imam-ul-Haq was sent out with 36 runs on 38 deliveries by Hardik Pandya.

Babar Azam was impressive as he scored 50 runs and was sent out by Siraj while Rizwan scored 49 runs and was sent out by Bumrah. With the dismissal of Babar Azam and Rizwan, Pakistan is down to four wickets scoring 162 runs.

Other batters were sent out with low figures as Indian bowlers proved to attack Pakistan batters with their intense bowling spells. Indian bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja were able to scalp two wickets each which helped India to fold Pakistan for low scores.

Indian bowlers were terrific during the match as they dismissed 8 wickets, giving only 36 runs, considered one of the Worst batting collapses for Pakistan in ODIs.

With a target of 192, India started their innings where the skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill opened the innings. The young batter who made his World Cup debut in the match was sent out with 16 runs by Shaheen Afridi. With Virat Kohli’s dismissal for 16 runs, India lost two wickets in the 10th over scoring 79 runs.

Rohit Sharma was impressive in the match as he scored 86 runs on 63 deliveries, including 6 boundaries and 6 sixes. He was dismissed by Shaheen Afridi on the 22nd over.

Shreyas Iyer was impressive with his unbeaten 53* runs on 62 deliveries while KL Rahul scored 19 runs. By the end, India scored 192 runs losing 3 wickets in the 31st over.

Speaking after the match Rohit Sharma said, “The bowlers were the ones today as well who set the game up for us. I don’t think it was a 190-pitch. At one stage we were looking at 280. The way they showed grit says a lot.

That is something we pride ourselves in. Whoever gets the ball does the job. We’ve got 6 individuals who can do the job with the ball. My job as a captain is important there as well. It’s to read the conditions and figure out who’s the right guy to do the job.

It’s only because the guys – before entering the WC – they got a lot of runs. We were very clear about what we wanted to do. Didn’t want to be in two minds about who’s going to bat where. All in all, it’s looking good.

Want to keep my fingers crossed. Don’t want to get too excited. Don’t want to get too low as well. Want to stay balanced. Keep calm and keep moving forward. Every opposition we come up against is all quality. You have to play well on that particular day, and that’s what we’re looking at,” concluded Rohit Sharma.

India will be playing their next World Cup match against Bangladesh on October 19 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.