IND vs PAK: In the T20 World Cup 2022, the Indian team won its first match against Pakistan by 4 wickets. Indian star batsman Virat Kohli had the biggest hand in this victory. Kohli played an innings of 82* runs in 53 balls. Chasing the runs, Virat Kohli hit two sixes in the 19th over off fast bowler Haris Rauf. With those sixes, the match had come very close to India. Hardik Pandya said about those two sixes that only Virat could have hit those sixes.
Let us tell you that the Indian team needed 28 runs in the last 8 balls to win. Virat Kohli reduced the score by hitting two consecutive sixes on the fast bowler Haris Rauf, who was bowling the 19th over and after that Team India had to score only 16 runs in the last over.
No one can play such shots except Kohli
Talking to BCCI, Hardik said, “I have hit a lot of sixes but those two are special and very special in my heart because they mean a lot to us. I have played a lot of cricket but I don’t think anyone other than Kohli will be able to play those two shots.”
Talking further, Hardik said, “The best part was that we fought together. It wouldn’t have been that special if we went and batted fast. You played incredible shots. It was also special because we knew we were fighting.
There is pressure in big matches
Hardik further said, “I saw the pressure in the team. I will say with great respect that many people feel pressure in big matches and know how important it is. We worked very hard as a team and people were happy with each other.”
Hardik further said, “I was numb today. When I came on the field, I was very happy. I was talking to Rahul Dravid sir. I can say he was tense but he told me, ‘You’ve done a lot and stay calm’.