India Vs Pakistan: A classic Virat Kohli innings led India to a sensational win over Pakistan. Kohli almost single-handedly led India to victory despite them losing their top four within the first seven overs. The former India captain was unbeaten on 82 off 53 balls but at the non-striker’s end for the last ball, off which India needed one run to win. It was R Ashwin who hit the ball over the in-field, sparking wild celebrations as the Indian players swamped Kohli.
However, With 14 needed off 3 balls there was a controversial waist-high full-toss (no ball) call by square-leg umpire Marais Erasmus (which he did not review), which went for a six from Virat Kohli’s willow that was followed by three bye runs after Kohli was clean bowled by Mohammad Nawaz on the free-hit, allowed India to achieve the 160-run target off the final ball after they required 16 runs off the last over.
The defeat left Pakistan cricket players dejected and some also in tears. The mood in Pakistan Dressing Room was sombre. Seeing his team completely dejected, captain Babar Azam tried lifting their spirits with a very inspirational speech.
Babar Azam Inspirational Speech: Pakistan Cricket Board after the match posted a video featuring Matthew Hayden, Babar Azam, and Saqlain Mushtaq telling their players to chin up following the heartbreaking loss in Melbourne.
However, The Pakistan fans on social media were left furious by the umpires decision alleging that Babar Azam and his side were ‘cheated’ and the umpire only gave the no-ball because Virat Kohli asked for it from the umpires