After India’s impressive 228-run victory over Pakistan in the Super 4 Asia Cup match in Colombo on Monday, former all-rounder Irfan Pathan made headlines. Pathan, a two-time World Cup winner, took to a platform and humorously criticized Pakistan for their lacklustre performance against India. He playfully questioned the prevailing silence and jokingly suggested that not only TV sets but even mobile phones might be getting shattered.
Pathan’s post on the platform read: “khamoshi chaai hui hai kaafi🤐 lagta hai padosiyo ne Tv ke sath sath mobile bhi tod diye hai “
khamoshi chaai hui hai kaafi🤐 lagta hai padosiyo ne Tv ke sath sath mobile bhi tod diye hai…— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 11, 2023
Following Virat Kohli and KL Rahul’s century-making innings that shattered records and propelled India to an imposing total of 356 for two in 50 overs, Kuldeep Yadav’s standout performance of taking five wickets for 25 runs stood out among the Indian bowlers.
Kuldeep Yadav gave an exclusive statement post-match:
“Very happy at the moment. It is the consistency from the last one and half years, I have got my rhythm back and am enjoying my bowling. It is good to get five wickets, I am just thinking about bowling on a good length. It is amazing to get 5 wickets in ODIs or Tests. I have my plans when playing against the top sides. I have played against them (Pakistan) in 2019 and know their strengths, but I bowled to my strengths. I am focusing on bowling wicket to wicket, good sides try to sweep or slog sweep or sweep and give me a chance to get wickets”
The match was extended to the reserve day due to rain disrupting play on Sunday, September 10th. Under Rohit Sharma’s leadership, India outperformed Pakistan in every aspect of the game.
Opting to bat first, the Indian team posted an imposing total of 356/2, thanks to exceptional centuries by Virat Kohli (122* off 94 balls) and KL Rahul (111* off 106 balls). Rohit Sharma (56) and Shubman Gill (58) also contributed with impressive half-centuries at the start.
In response, Pakistan’s innings crumbled, managing only 128 runs in 32 overs, resulting in a commanding 228-run victory for India.