- Akash Vaishnav
IND VS PAK: In the climactic ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match between India and Pakistan at the MCG on Sunday, October 23, which saw the Men in Blue win by four wickets in the final over.
Shoaib Akhtar has criticized the umpires for ruling a no ball during the final over. Akhtar asserts that Kohli had left his crease when attempting a big shot off the fourth delivery from spinner Mohammad Nawaz, hence it was simply not a no-ball.
Shoaib remarked in one of his deleted tweets, “No ball, umpire bhaiyo, thora dekh ke, I say. “Bunti nahi thi wasay” (Umpires be a little more careful while calling no balls; this is in reference to the no ball in the final over) means that there wasn’t one.”
The “Rawalpindi Express” corrected his earlier post by including a picture of Kohli attempting a huge shot off a delivery that was bowled over waist level.
Mohammad Nawaz was given the responsibility to complete the task for Pakistan with 16 runs needed off the last over. And he accomplished so to a certain extent when he dismissed Hardik Pandya off the first delivery.
And then kept Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik quiet for the following few balls. Virat Kohli. However, hit him for a six off the fourth pitch after it was declared as a waist-height no-ball by the on-field umpire Rod Tucker.
Due to the incident, Pakistani captain Babar Azam lost his cool and was seen arguing with the authorities. Virat was bowled off the very next delivery, adding insult to injury, but the free hit call stood since the preceding delivery was a wide.
The batters wisely ran three as the ball descended to third base, sensing an opening. Even though Dinesh Karthik was stumped by Mohammad Nawaz on the penultimate ball. Ravichandran Ashwin scored the winning runs to give India a renowned victory.
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Virat Kohli scored an undefeated 82 runs as India overcame Pakistan by four wickets. That in a nail-biting last-ball match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was one of the most memorable efforts in the annals of the T20 World Cup.
Throughout the 160-run chase, Kohli’s team was in difficulty, but he first acted as an anchor. While then he took on the responsibility of hitting the big shots. And in the end, it was his class that enabled India to defeat Pakistan.
Earlier, India limited Pakistan to 159/8 in 20 overs thanks to three wickets each from Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya. Babar was furious that the judgment had not been reconsidered and he argued with the officials as a result.
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