Last Sunday team India defeated Pakistan by 89-runs at the ICC World Cup 2019 which took place at the Old Trafford cricket stadium in Manchester.
India is now 7-0 against Pakistan in a world cup tournament. Batting first India set a mammoth target of 337 runs. Batting second Pakistan, chasing 337 batted extremely poorly and dropped and lost six wickets with the score of only 166 before a rain delay saw their target revised to another 136 runs required from 30 balls via the Duckworth Lewis method.
Top scorers for India was Rohit Sharma who scored a staggering 140 runs off 113 deliveries. Virat Kohli also played his part as he scored 77-runs off 65-deliveries. Rohit’s phenomenal performance was being compared to Sachin Tendulkar’s performance back in 2003 and the ICC even tweeted out a video of Rohit’s six over point off Hasan Ali to Tendulkar’s shot against Shoaib Akhtar’s back in 2003 and captioned “Sachin in 2003 or Rohit in 2019 – who did it better?”
Sachin in 2003 or Rohit in 2019 – who did it better? pic.twitter.com/M9k8z5lLQd
— ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019
“We both are from INDIA and in this case, AAMCHI MUMBAI as well….So heads I win, tails you lose! (sic)” Sachin replied.
Rohit Sharma was crowed as Man of the Match and credit the birth of his daughter as the source of inspiration for his outstanding performance.
“It’s just the space I’m in right now; having a newly born daughter in my life has put me in a really good space. I am enjoying my cricket coming off from a great IPL campaign. Here we were focussed on starting well and I think as a team we are heading in the right direction,” said Rohit.