In the powerplay Pakistan versus India, Shaheen Shah Afridi’s bowling was on spot. He was able to take advantage of the very flaw that analysts have been pointing out in Rohit Sharma’s batting. If he has a drawback, it is with the ball that swings and pecks back into him. It invites more and more difficulties as it becomes longer. Shaheen was handed a yorker, It was the first delivery he received, and Shaheen got to knock it back and get his leg before wicket. In his following over, he grabbed the wicket of KL Rahul. His bowling may have been the reason Pakistan had a say in the opening five overs of the action and India never really regained, Just after game, a journalist questioned Indian captain Virat Kohli if he thought it was necessary to put Ishan Kishan at the top of the lineup considering his recent form. He even mentioned removing or leaving Rohit out of the starting XI before this match. Kohli, on the other hand, read the situation and responded perfectly, yet his expression was largely filled with astonishment and astonishment at what the journalist had stated.
Do you know what Rohit did in the last game?: Kohli
Kohli gave a look first before going ahead and saying, “It is a very brave question, what do you think sir? Because I played the XI I thought was the best. What do you think? What is your opinion? You will drop Rohit Sharma from T20 internationals? Do you know what he did in the last game?” Kohli said before taking a pause.
After a brief sigh, Kohli just started laughing and said, “Unbelievable. Sir, if you want controversy, tell me before so that I can answer accordingly.” Kohli had a smile through and through on his face but surely, the question of the journalist had given him a bit of shock. However, this added another classic chapter in the book named ‘Kohli vs Journalists at the presser.’
There were a few of other queries that were just ‘questionable.’ The next query was if India looked overconfident, but Kohli seemed to be in a gracious mood, and it appeared that this was all about delivering polished answers as the honest Indian captain, who had just suffered one of the most important matches of the year.
Virat Kohli in press conference pic.twitter.com/vKsgdti09k
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