IND vs PAK: In the 2022 T20 World Cup, the Indian team played its first match against Pakistan. Team India won this match by 4 wickets. Star batsman Virat Kohli played an important role in helping India win. Team India, chasing 160 runs, had lost four wickets for just 31 runs at one time. After this there was a partnership of 113 runs between Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli.
Significantly, Hardik Pandya was dismissed in the 20th over. At the same time, Virat Kohli played an unbeaten innings of 82 runs. Now Kohli revealed about this innings and explained why his start was slow.
why slow start
While talking to Star Sports, Virat Kohli said, “When I was on 12 runs in 21 balls, then I felt that I am spoiling the game. I am not pushing the ball into the gap. But when you have experience and you understand the importance of deep batting. This has always been my game for India. I know I can do a lot of power hitting towards the end of the innings.”
Hardik Pandya appreciated
Talking further, Kohli said, “To be honest, I was feeling a lot of pressure at that time. But when Hardik came and hit some boundaries, then I opened up. About that partnership, we did not have any idea that when we did 100. We were talking profusely. We kept working hard and watching his body language. We know that at some point this will change. He actually changed in a while. We wanted to do this earlier.”
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