India started their World Cup journey with a loss of ten wickets against Pakistan. However, former cricketer Virender Sehwag says his country will win the trophy this year.
Sehwag feels that Virat Kohli needs a good game to turn around even after losing the first match. Only then can the adorable World Cup title be matched. “India can win the World Cup this time,” he said on the Birugiri.com Facebook show. Virat Kohli just needs to play a little better cricket. We always encourage our team. When the team loses again, they have to be by their side.
Sehwag also spoke about Pakistan’s victory. The legendary cricketer also sees a clear path to Pakistan’s semi-finals with a win over India.
In this regard, Sehwag said that Pakistan’s victory in the semi-finals is quite certain. Because in the next matches, their opponents are Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia. They could advance to the semifinals if they win the next two matches.
It is to be mentioned that Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets on 24 October. Babar Azam’s team surpassed the target of 152 runs given by India with 13 balls in hand in the opening over. Pakistan responded with 151 runs in the opening over at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan scored two and six runs respectively. There were 6 fours in the innings of the two.
Earlier, Team India lost 6 wickets in 20 overs and scored 151 runs against Pakistan. Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi won the toss and elected to field. In the fourth ball of the first over, Pakistan fast bowler Rohit Sharma was trapped in the lbw. Rohit returned to the pavilion with a golden call. In the next over, Afridi bowled Lokesh Rahul directly with the ball in hand. Team India fell under a lot of pressure due to his double injury. Virat and Pant tried to handle that pressure together. The duo put together a 54-run stand. Shadab Khan said goodbye to Rishabh who was playing comparatively. Pant made 39 runs off 30 balls.
Even after Pant’s return, Kohli continued to build a big score. He completed four fours and one six in 45 balls. At the other end is Rabindra Jadeja. However, Jadeja could not stay at the crease for long. He made 13 off 13 balls and was caught by Mohammad Newaz off Hasan Ali. Afridi also picked up Kohli, who had become a threat to Pakistan at the end. He left the field with a catch in the hands of wicketkeeper Rizwan. Before returning, he made 58 runs from 49 balls. After that, Hardik Pandya’s 11 and Bhubaneswar Kumar’s 5 helped Virat Kohli’s team reach 151 runs. Afridi took 3 wickets for Pakistan. He scored 31 runs in 4 overs. Hasan Ali took two wickets. Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf took one wicket each.