Virat Kohli’s Candid Reaction to Shaheen Afridi’s Bowling Spell in the India vs. Pakistan Match at Asia Cup 2023
In the Asia Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi emerged as the star performer for Pakistan by taking crucial wickets, including those of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Led by Babar Azam, the Pakistan team got off to an impressive start as Indian batsmen struggled to handle the pace bowling from Shaheen and Naseem Shah. The overcast conditions at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium favored their style of bowling, resulting in both Rohit and Virat failing to make significant scores.
A viral moment on social media captured Kohli’s stunned reaction as Rohit was beaten by one of Shaheen’s deliveries.
Shaheen Afridi showcased his brilliance by dismissing Rohit Sharma during the Asia Cup 2023 match. In the final ball of the fifth over, Shaheen bowled an in-swinging delivery that breached Rohit’s defense. The Pakistan fast bowler had previously delivered two out-swingers, setting up the Indian cricket team skipper before delivering the decisive ball.
Virat Kohli’s Reaction innings also ended prematurely as he has dismissed for just 4 runs. Despite a confident start with a boundary, Kohli edged a delivery from Shaheen Afridi onto his stumps. This wicket proved crucial for Pakistan, as they also managed to dismiss India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma, at a low score.
Here are the playing XIs for both teams:
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