Former Pakistani captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said that despite having scored 30 or so runs, Kohli should have played a longer inning because of his lack of confidence.
When India took the field to face Pakistan in the Group A encounter, all eyes were on Virat Kohli. The right-handed batsman was returning to international cricket after missing the series against the West Indies and Zimbabwe. In the match against Pakistan, Kohli eventually scored 35 runs off 34 balls with the help of three fours and one six. Former Pakistani captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said that despite having scored 30 or so runs, Kohli should have played a longer inning because of his lack of confidence.
“I could see Kohli was under a lot of pressure. A set hitter can be difficult to get rid of, especially if he has scored 30–35 runs. So, when I saw Kohli yesterday, I was surprised since he didn’t seem as confident even after being set. This is something to think about, Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.
When Hardik Pandya overcame Pakistan on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium, his life’s journey came full circle. He scored the game-winning run against the same team that he had suffered an injury against in 2018 during the Asia Cup and had to miss nearly three years of cricket play.
To assist India in their five-wicket victory over Pakistan on Sunday. The all-rounder played well in the middle and got three wickets before scoring 33 runs in a flash. This performance allowed the Rohit Sharma-led side to beat 148 with two balls remaining.
“The lower middle order and middle order in India are very powerful. Because of such, they are distinct from the other teams taking part in this Asia Cup. I was therefore surprised by India’s choice to bench Rishabh Pant. The three of Pant, Pandya, and Jadeja gets along quite well. In the past, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, and Shahid Afridi made up Pakistan’s lower order. They played pretty well, but it was difficult to stay inside 11 runs per over on this pitch, according to Inzamam.
When Hardik and Ravindra Jadeja joined forces to put up a 52-run stand for the fifth wicket, India was having problems chasing down their 148-run target. Jadeja died after scoring 35 points, but Hardik saw to it that the squad triumphed anyhow.
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