India’s first T20 World Cup game against Pakistan did not get off to the best start. After losing the toss, Pakistan captain Babar Azam ordered Virat Kohli and his teammates to bat first on a difficult batting surface. To make matters worse, Pakistan spinner Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed Rohit Sharma for a duck, followed by the dismissal of in-form opener KL Rahul.
After going to bat at number three, India skipper Virat Kohli performed a critical 57-run innings as wickets continued to fall on the other end. Kohli, on the other hand, guided his team to a 151/7 total in 20 overs. However, the target of 152 was not enough, as Pakistan openers Mohammed Rizwan and Babar Azam each scored 79* and 68* to help their team win by 10 wickets with 13 balls to spare. Kohli praised Pakistan’s efforts at the post-match press conference, but confessed that his team had been outplayed by their arch-rivals. One of Kohli’s comments, however, did not sit well with former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja, who admitted to being upset to hear Kohli utter such a thing.
“That day, I heard Virat Kohli’s statement. He stated that we went behind in the match against Pakistan when we lost two wickets. I was dissatisfied by that “On Cricbuzz Hindi Live, Jadeja stated.
“There is no chance the contest has ended when a guy like Virat Kohli is in the middle. He hadn’t even played two balls yet and was already thinking like that. As a result, it demonstrates India’s strategy “He further stated. India’s next match is against New Zealand on Sunday. Let us hope that Kohli and his squad recovers from their humiliating loss to claim their first win of the tournament!