In the Asia Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Virat Kohli’s innings came to a halt after he was dismissed for just 4 runs. Kohli started confidently with a boundary but ended up edging a delivery from Shaheen Afridi onto his stumps. This early dismissal was a significant setback for India, as Pakistan had already managed to dismiss India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma, cheaply.
Legendary Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis, who was on commentary during Kohli’s dismissal, didn’t hold back in expressing his reaction to the star batter’s early exit.
Earlier in the match, Shaheen Afridi delivered a brilliant ball to dismiss Rohit Sharma. On the final ball of the fifth over, Shaheen bowled an in-swinging delivery that breached Rohit’s defense. This dismissal was a crucial breakthrough for Pakistan as Rohit was out for 11 runs off 22 deliveries shortly after a slight rain delay.
Here are the playing XIs for both teams In the Asia Cup 2023:
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf