Asia Cup 2018: Amitabh Bachchan hails Team India for their incredible performance against Pakistan
The Men in Blue have sealed their place in the final.
Published - Sep 24, 2018 11:47 am | Updated - Sep 24, 2018 11:47 am
India handed Pakistan one of their most humiliating defeats in the ODIs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, leaving the entire nation in boundless joy. In a crucial Super Four clash in the ongoing Asia Cup, Rohit Sharma’s men thrashed their arch-rivals by nine wickets after they set them a target of 238. One among the millions of celebrating Indians was the Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan.
India’s bowlers put up an excellent show to restrict Pakistan to 237 for 7 before their both openers Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan slammed tons to put up a record 210 runs for the opening wicket. The latter got run out on 114 but Rohit remained unbeaten on 111 and returned only after completing the formalities with Ambati Rayudu (12 not out).
Bachchan, 75, was as ecstatic as all Indians and he tweeted to express his pleasure. He called India’s performance as “incredible” and had a special praise for the Indian openers. He also added a tinge of humour saying Dhawan’s runout was a “gift” to Pakistan and it showed India’s generous nature. It was quite a way to relish India’s most thumping victory over the Men in Green in a game of cricket.
T 2941 – IND vs Pak .. cricket .. just such an incredible performance … the India opening pair made the entire total of Pak .. forget the last runout of Shikhar .. that was a gift .. we are INDIA ; we do this !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 23, 2018
India got stronger with each game
India had an ordinary start to their Asia Cup campaign as they managed to just about beat qualifiers Hong Kong in their first game. But then they took off with an unbelievable speed, thrashing Pakistan twice and Bangladesh once. The Men in Blue defeated Pakistan by eight wickets in their group encounter and then Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the Super Four stage. They will play Afghanistan in their final Super Four encounter on September 26.
Saturday’s win was special for Rohit not only from the perspective of the team’s win but also because of the fact that he completed 7,000 ODI runs and also became the fifth quickest to reach the club in terms of innings taken.
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