Australia pacer Mitchell Starc was steaming fire in the ICC World Cup 2023 game against India. The lanky pacer bowled exceptionally well at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and kept his pace up even in the heat.
Mitchell Starc even troubled great Virat Kohli as he tested him with short balls as well. The fast bowler during the 34th over bowled a nasty short ball to which the batter tried to play on. It bounced over the top edge and hit him on the side of the helmet.
After the ball hit Virat Kohli, Mitchell Starc immediately went to him and checked on him. The gesture won the hearts of many and even crowd at the stadium applauded it.
Here’s the video:
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Immediately the physio ran out to check on Virat Kohli. The batter underwent a concussion test and thankfully he was okay. However, after that, he gave the pacer a staggering reply as he smashed him for the rollicking four on the very next ball.
Mitchell Starc bowled a full delivery that was outside off, Virat Kohli opened the face of the bat and played it square on the off-side. The batter played magnificent well after that he smashed a staggering half-century that saw India home.
Virat Kohli ended with a knock of 85 runs off 116 balls. He smashed 6 boundaries and bailed India out of trouble when they were tottering at 2/3. The batter soaked in all the pressure and made sure that he kick-started the World Cup campaign on high.
Credit to Virat Kohli and KL Rahul on how they went about the chase – Rohit Sharma
India had a dreadful start with the bat and were under real pressure. Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer bagged ducks and the hosts were tottering at 2/3. But after that, it was KL Rahul (97*) and Virat Kohli (85) show as the duo soaked in all the pressure and took the game away from Australia. They added 165 runs in partnership.
Captain Rohit Sharma credited Virat Kohli and KL Rahul for their magnificent batting and said that hats off to them for their efforts.
“Credit to Virat and KL on how they went about the chase. That is going to be the challenge for us as a team, moving to different conditions and adapting, whoever suits the conditions will have to come and do the job. Chennai never disappoints, they love their cricket and for them to sit in that heat and come out and cheer for the team says a lot.”
India will next be seen in action on 11th October when they will take on Afghanistan in Delhi.
Australia pacer Mitchell Starc was steaming fire in the ICC World Cup 2023 game against India. The lanky pacer bowled exceptionally well at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and kept his pace up even in the heat. Mitchell Starc even troubled great Virat Kohli as he tested him with short balls as well. The
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