Ranveer Singh over the moon after Virat Kohli’s India thumped Pakistan in Manchester
He hailed Team India and captain Kohli as the ‘undisputed best in the world’.
Updated - Feb 17, 2020 8:22 pm
On Sunday, India dominated Pakistan yet again in World Cup cricket and won by 89 runs (DLS Method) at the Old Trafford in Manchester. It was the Men in Blue’s seventh win over their arch-rivals in the mega event and their streak remained unbeaten. It was a marquee clash of the tournament and a number of celebrities from India and Pakistan graced their presence at the venue.
Ranveer Singh, the popular Bollywood actor, who is shooting for the movie 83, Team India’s 1983 World Cup win was also at the stadium. The actor with a swagger of his own even met Indian cricketers and was also seen hugging Virat Kohli, the Indian captain. After Kohli’s men’s resounding triumph, the 33-year-old Ranveer was extremely happy. He also hailed them and captain Kohli as the ‘undisputed best in the world’.
He uploaded a couple of pictures with Kohli and wrote, “I’ve been a die-hard fan of Indian cricket since childhood. Invested so much emotion into our beloved team. Willing and wanting them to be the undisputed best in the world. And then, there was VIRAT KOHLI,”
Here is Ranveer’s tweet:
I’ve been a die-hard fan of Indian cricket since childhood. Invested so much emotion into our beloved team. Willing and wanting them to be the undisputed best in the world. And then, there was VIRAT KOHLI. pic.twitter.com/tXPNw0le60
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) June 18, 2019
India’s thorough domination
After losing the toss and being asked in to bat first, India racked up a mammoth 336 for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs. Rohit Sharma’s 140 coupled with KL Rahul and Kohli’s half-centuries helped India post the significant score on the board. Even Hardik Pandya chipped in with 26 off 19 that propelled the Men in Blue’s score. For Pakistan, Mohammad Amir picked up three wickets.
During the run-chase, Vijay Shankar removed opener Imam-ul-Haq early. But Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam put on a 104-run partnership to bring Pakistan back in the game. However, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav removed both of them and from there on, there was no stopping the Men in Blue.
Zaman got out on 62 even as Azam notched 48. Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik the two experienced campaigners in the team also perished cheaply. There was a rain interruption after the 35th over of the Pakistan innings after which they were set with a target of 302 off 40 overs. It meant that the Men in Green had to score an impossible 136 off 30 balls. By then the game was all over bar the shouting.