Virat Kohli played a historic inning of unbeaten 122 runs against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023. However, he has given the credit for this strong innings to his fellow batsman KL Rahul. In fact, after the match he said that because of Rahul, batting at the crease had become much easier.
Against Pakistan, the pair of Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had made a partnership of 121 runs, however, within two runs, both the openers were out for 123 runs. After this, the pair of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul made an unbeaten partnership of 244 runs.
Kohli praised KL Rahul
In the post match presentation, Virat Kohli said, ‘KL Rahul made the job easy from the beginning. Rahul kept rotating the strike easily. We tried to take every run when we got the opportunity. Try to convert one run into two. Then after scoring the century he also played the ramp shot.
Further, Kohli described KL Rahul as a player like himself. Rahul said, ‘I and Rahul have similar batting styles. We don’t make any stormy shots in the beginning. We try to play according to the cricket book. This partnership is a very good thing for Indian cricket. Rahul’s return is very pleasant for India.
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India won by 228 runs
After losing the toss in the match, the Indian team scored 356/2 in 50 overs with the help of fifties from openers Rohit Sharma (56) and Shubman Gill (58) and unbeaten centuries from Virat Kohli (122*) and KL Rahul (111). Made a score of.
In reply, Pakistan scored only 128/10 with the help of Fakhar Zaman 27 runs and Agha Salman 23 runs. From India’s side, Kuldeep Yadav showed the way to the pavilion by giving only 25 runs to five players.
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