The 2022 T20 World Cup clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan got underway at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, October 23. Pakistan was dealt with an early blow by Indian pacer Arsdeep Singh. He dismissed Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam for a golden duck.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first. His bowlers took on the challenge and got India an early breakthrough in the match. Bowling only the second over of the innings, Arshdeep Singh sent Babar Azam back to the pavilion for a golden duck.
The Indian pacer bowled an inswinger to the right-handed batter, who got beaten up due to the massive movement in the air. Babar tried to work away the ball but got rapped on the pads. He was declared out, as the ball would have crashed onto the leg stump.
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Arshdeep Singh the game changer – dismissed Babar Azam on a golden duck. pic.twitter.com/NAAMA69kGn
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 23, 2022
Fond memories of Australia made my T20I debut here: Hardik Pandya, Team India all-rounder
Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is delighted to be in Australia for the 2022 T20 World Cup. He expressed that it’s good to be back where he made his T20I debut for India. Speaking about his bowling, Hardik Pandya assured the fans that he will be bowling in the World Cup.
“Have many fond memories here, I made my T20I debut in Australia, and from there the journey has continued. It’s good to be back here, you can’t get a better place to play sports and enjoy. The body is fine, I think you should put that topic about my body to rest, you will see me bowling,” he said.
Hardik Pandya further spoke about playing against Pakistan, he said,
“We are playing international cricket, it’s not only about Pakistan bowlers. Any team which is playing will have quality bowing at this level, international cricket has certain standards. So we all are aware of it and as a batting unit, we have had a word about it. We have worked very hard to come here. The team that plays well, wins the contest.”