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"Kohli Ko Bowling Do": Chants Erupt During India's Clash Against Ireland

The Indian cricket team kicked off their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign with a dominant win over Ireland in New York. Ireland’s batting collapsed, and India’s pacers, led by skipper Rohit Sharma, shone brightly. Rohit’s stellar batting ensured India reached the target comfortably. During the match, some fans even urged Rohit to let Kohli have […]

"Kohli Ko Bowling Do": Chants Erupt During India's Clash Against Ireland

The Indian cricket team kicked off their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign with a dominant win over Ireland in New York. Ireland’s batting collapsed, and India’s pacers, led by skipper Rohit Sharma, shone brightly. Rohit’s stellar batting ensured India reached the target comfortably. During the match, some fans even urged Rohit to let Kohli have a go at bowling, as seen in a viral video.

“Yeah, just a little sore (the arm). I said it at the toss as well. Quite unsure of what to expect from the pitch. Not aware on what it is to play like on a pitch that’s five months old. I don’t think the wicket settled down even when we batted second. There was enough for the bowlers. That’s pretty much what you gotta do. Try to hit those lengths consistently. All these guys have played a lot of Test cricket.”

“Arshdeep is the only guy who hasn’t. His two wickets upfront set the tone for us. Don’t think we can play four spinners here (laughs). When we picked the team, we wanted to have the balance. If conditions are there for seamers, we wanted to have that. Spin will play a part later on. Today was a four-seamer pitch and we still managed to get two spinners who are allrounders. I don’t know what to expect from the pitch to be honest. We will prepare as if the conditions are going to be like this (for Pakistan game).”

“This is going to be a kind of game where all XI of us will need to contribute. It was scratchy, but good to spend some time in the middle and understand what kind of shots to play there,” Rohit said.

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