In the third match of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Afghanistan faced Bangladesh at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala on October 7. Bangladesh secured a six-wicket victory over Hashmatullah Shahidi’s team.
During the match, fans in Dharamsala were chanting ‘Kohli, Kohli’ in front of Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq, referencing an on-field spat between Virat Kohli and the Afghan cricketer.
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— Rajiv (@Rajiv1841) October 7, 2023
Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by six wickets in their World Cup match
During India’s practice session before their 2023 Cricket World Cup opener against Australia, Virat Kohli’s funny running style in the nets amused the fans. While wearing his cricket pads, Kohli comically ran in the nets, evoking memories of his amusing running style from a previous Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match against Bangladesh, where he played the role of the ‘water boy.’
The recent tussle between Naveen-Ul-Haq and Virat Kohli garnered significant attention on social media, becoming a popular and widely discussed topic since the previous IPL season. Naveen-Ul-Haq is aiming to deliver his top performance and support Afghanistan during their World Cup campaign, as this edition marks some of his final appearances in ODI cricket.
The pacer has announced his retirement from this format to extend his career in T20 cricket, where he has been involved with various franchises worldwide. Afghanistan is facing Bangladesh, and the batting side has struggled, setting a modest target of 156 runs.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh appears to be comfortably progressing toward victory, having scored 104 runs with only two wickets lost in 24 overs. With quality batsmen like Shakib-Al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim yet to come, the team is in a strong position to secure their first win in the World Cup.
Afghanistan aims to better their performance from the last World Cup, where they failed to secure a single victory. Led by skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi, along with key players like Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, and others, the team is determined to enhance their World Cup campaign.