New Delhi. The class batting of veteran Indian batsman Virat Kohli against Pakistan was excellent. His bat defeated Pakistan’s Virat Kohli against Pakistan in the Super-4 round of Asia Cup 2023. An excellent inning was witnessed by Virat Kohli on the Colombo pitch, where the veteran batsman smashed 122 runs in 94 balls with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes, taking India to a strong total of 356. This is Kohli’s 47th century in One Day Internationals, strengthening his status as a cricket legend. After his performance he was chosen man of the match. But former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is not happy with him being chosen man of the match.
Expressing his displeasure over Virat being chosen as the Player of the Match, Gambhir said that Kuldeep Yadav was more deserving of the Player of the Match award than Kohli. Gambhir stressed the importance of Yadav’s performance, especially the way he wielded the magic of spin against Pakistan’s quality batsmen.
“When you take five wickets in eight overs, especially against Pakistan batsmen who play spin so well, it is a game-changing moment,” he said. This shows the quality of the bowler. I can understand that if it was an Australia, South Africa or New Zealand team which did not play spin that well, things would have been different. This shows the quality of the bowler. Kuldeep defeated the Pakistani batsmen. This is very good for the Indian team before going into the World Cup because now you have two attacking fast bowlers and the spinner is Kuldeep. Three bowlers who can take wickets at any time in the game. Although some people may like this statement of Gambhir, however, Virat’s fans will not like it much.
Let us tell you that in the match against Pakistan, while Kohli’s innings grabbed the headlines, on the other hand, Kuldeep Yadav emerged as a game-changer. His extraordinary magic of spin bowling during the high-voltage match against Pakistan resulted in him taking 5 important wickets for just 25 runs in 8 overs. Yadav’s accuracy and cleverness managed to destroy Pakistan’s batting line-up.