Legendary South African cricketer AB de Villiers lauded team India for winning their opening match against Pakistan at T20 Asia Cup on Sunday.
Taking to Twitter de Villiers tweeted, “Proper Cricket game that! Tricky wicket with two really good bowling attacks. Congrats India and well done on 100th Virat.”
Proper Cricket game that! Tricky wicket with two really good bowling attacks. Congrats India and well done on 100th Virat???— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 28, 2022
The second match of Asia Cup 2022 was played between India and Pakistan at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Pakistan defeated India badly in the last match of the T20 World Cup 2021.
India avenged that previous defeat by defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in this match. In this match, India won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first.
Pakistan’s team was bundled out for just 147 runs in 19.5 overs. Chasing the target, India won the match by 5 wickets and started their Asia Cup 2022 tournament with a win.
Meanwhile, chasing the target, India’s team started very poorly. Vice-captain KL Rahul was clean bowled on the very first ball and returned to the pavilion. After this, captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli took charge of India’s innings and there was a partnership of 49 runs between the two.
Unfortunately, they both also returned to the pavilion one after the other. Jadeja, who came to bat after him, took charge of the innings and shared a 36-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav. After this, Surya also lost his wicket.
After that Pandya came and there was a fifty-run partnership of 52 runs between Jadeja. But Jadeja was also dismissed after scoring 35 runs in the last over of the innings. But Hardik hit a six and with his winning shot, India won the match by 5 wickets. Pandya has also adjudged the player of the match.