IND vs PAK: ‘Disappointed’ Rohit Sharma refuses to ‘talk too much’ about Jasprit Bumrah despite his heroics

Rohit Sharma

The biggest match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 between arch-rivals India National Cricket Team and Pakistan National Cricket Team was played on Sunday, June 9. The Men in Blue under the leadership of Rohit Sharma and the Men in Green under the captaincy of Babar Azam clashed at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

After being invited to bat first in the match, India had a horrible outing as they scored 81/3 in the first 10 overs but then lost 7 wickets for 38 runs in the next 9 overs to be bundled out for 119. Rishabh Pant emerged as India’s best player with his brilliant 42 runs.

While defending the total, India dismissed Babar Azam early but Mohammad Rizwan and Usman Khan put pressure on India. After a not-so-good start, the Indian players slowed down the game and took it as deep as they could. In the end, Jasprit Bumrah showed the greatness in him and bowled two 3-run overs and also bagged two wickets to put Pakistan under tremendous pressure. Arshdeep Singh got 18 runs to defend in the last over and held his nerve to take India home. India restricted Pakistan to 113/7 to win the match by 6 runs.

Speaking after the match, Rohit Sharma expressed his disappointment over India’s batting performance and highlighted his team’s failure in building partnerships. Rohit Sharma stated:

“We didn’t bat well enough. Halfway through our innings, we were in a good position. We didn’t put enough partnership in there and we came up short with the bat.”

Rohit Sharma added that the pitch was good and they were confident of defending the total with the kind of bowling unit they have. Rohit Sharma said:

“We talked about every run matters on a pitch like that. There was enough on the pitch. To be honest, it was a good wicket, compared to the last game. With a bowling line-up like that, you feel confident to get the job done. . Midway During the stage when they were batting, we brought everyone together and said if it can happen to us, it can happen to them. A little contribution from everyone can make a big difference.”

Rohit Sharma further refused to talk ‘too much’ about Jasprit Bumrah despite his Man of the Match performance but labeled him an absolute genius. Rohit Sharma said:

“He’s going from strength to strength (Bumrah). We all know what he can do. We’re not going to talk too much about him. I want him to have that mentality throughout the World Cup. He’s a genius, we all know it. The crowd was magnificent, they never disappoint.” wherever we play. I’m sure they will come home with a big smile. It’s just the beginning, we have a long way to go.

Record head-to-head between India and Pakistan after their clash at T20 World Cup 2024

Ahead of the high-profile ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 encounter between the Indian national cricket team and the Pakistan national cricket team, the head-to-head record in T20I cricket was dominated by India. Of the 12 matches played between the teams, India had won 9 T20Is, including a knockout win, and Pakistan had just won 3. In the T20 World Cups, the record seemed even more one-sided for India as they showed dominance and won 6 out of 7 matches, and Pakistan won only 1.

Talking in detail about the T20 World Cup matches between India and Pakistan, the MS Dhoni-led team defeated the Shoaib Malik-led team in their first clash at Kingsmead, Durban. In the final of the same T20 World Cup in 2007, India beat Pakistan by 5 runs at the Johannesburg Wanderers to become the inaugural champions.

The next two T20 World Cup matches between the arch-rivals were held in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and in both matches India recorded comprehensive victories. First by 8 wickets in 2012 at RPS, Colombo and then by 7 wickets in 2014 at Sher-e-Bangla, Mirpur.

When the successful clash took place at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India defeated the visitors by 6 wickets to extend their winning record. It was only in the 2021 T20 World Cup that Pakistan defeated India for the first time in World Cups as the Babar Azam-led team crushed Virat Kohli & Co. by 10 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. However, India recovered quickly and defeated Pakistan by 4 wickets in the 2022 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Meanwhile, now, after the end of their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 clash, the head-to-head T20I record between the Asian giants is India 13 – Pakistan 3.