India continued their winning streak against Pakistan in World Cup matches – the Men in Blue have now won all seven of their matches against the neighbouring country. Tickets of the highly anticipated match were sold out within minutes, and it reportedly attracted a television audience of one billion globally.
India registered a comfortable 89-run win over Pakistan via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern or DLS method. The Indian cricket team set a daunting target of 337 for their rivals, with Rohit Sharma knocking 140 off 113 balls. The strong bowling attack restricted Pakistan to 212-6 in the rain-affected game.
Skipper Virat Kohli (77) and KL Rahul (57) also contributed with crucial half-centuries to propel India to a mammoth 336/5 in 50 overs. Later Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar picked up two wickets each as India crushed Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) at the iconic Old Trafford, Manchester.
While wishing Team India for the victory, Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary cricketer, in his tweet said “It was a brilliant all-round display by #TeamIndia! @ImRo45 was just amazing once again & @klrahul11 after being asked to open, played with a lot of responsibility. @imVkohli like always was classy & the way @imkuldeep18 bowled along with @hardikpandya7 was great to see.”
It was a brilliant all-round display by #TeamIndia!@ImRo45 was just amazing once again & @klrahul11 after being asked to open, played with a lot of responsibility.@imVkohli like always was classy & the way @imkuldeep18 bowled along with @hardikpandya7 was great to see.#INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/d639Yy6cfb
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 16, 2019
Sachin missed to mention Vijay Shankar who took his first world cup wicket in his very first delivery. At the end of the match he scored 15 runs with 100 strike rate, took 2 wickets and grabbed a catch to his credits as well. After seeing this tweet from the Master, Many fans asked him to mention Vijay Shankar for his performance.
@vijayshankar260 played a key role too and we thoroughly enjoyed his first WC delivery 🤩.
— Bharati Singh (@singhbharati) June 16, 2019
— Tathagata Dey 🇮🇳 (@i_am_tatha) June 16, 2019
Vijay shankar fans be like 🤨😏😏
— Thanushkar (@Thanushkar19) June 17, 2019
Sir you forget to mention @vijayshankar260
— 🌈Packeer_farz34😍😍 (@Packeermydeen) June 16, 2019
— ஜோ🐂கிருஷ்ணராஜ் (@JoKrishnaraj) June 17, 2019
— Ram prabhu (@Ramprabhu06) June 17, 2019
Great effort. Don’t miss the 2 important wickets by VShankar on his WC debut
— N Padmanabhan (@Padmanabhan78) June 17, 2019
How was @vijayshankar260 ?? ..
— Vishal Babu (@vishalbdiu) June 16, 2019
Guess none of them want to praise @vijayshankar260 atleast.. most of these players are ignoring him. Sad..
— Karthik (@karthik2510) June 17, 2019
Let’s not forget the debutante @vijayshankar260
— Gunjan Mehta ✨ (@iamgunjanmehta) June 17, 2019
God.. You missed out our debut performance by @vijayshankar260
— ChenSK👉 (@chenshank4u) June 17, 2019
Sankar got the first blood he had to be mentioned Sirji .. not fair
— aliasger.h.s (@aliscrop) June 17, 2019
— Amaran Maari (@Amaran1991) June 17, 2019
We are pretty sure that Sachin dislikes to be partial and the God of cricket would not do something like that deliberately. Let us appreciate the team’s effort and hope for the them to lift the cup once again.