Jaw-Dropping Upset: Virat Kohli’s Shocking Dismissal Leaves Fans Stunned in IND vs PAK Clash!

‘Witness the replay,’ jests Waqar Younis at Virat Kohli after his dismissal by Shaheen Afridi in the IND vs PAK match during the Asia Cup 2023 showdown in Pallekele.

In the highly-anticipated clash between rivals India and Pakistan at the Asia Cup 2023 in Pallekele, Virat Kohli, India’s star batsman, fell victim to Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi in the early overs of the game.

Kohli managed to score just 4 runs and was back in the pavilion after facing 6.2 overs. His entry at the crease followed the dismissal of India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma, who was also sent packing by Shaheen Afridi, scoring a mere 11 runs from 22 balls.

As Kohli attempted to guide the ball through the offside while angling his bat, he inadvertently dragged it back onto his stumps, leading to his dismissal. Kohli’s visibly disappointed reaction spoke volumes, displaying his disbelief at the unfortunate turn of events.

In response to the incident, cricketing legend Waqar Younis, while providing commentary, playfully taunted Kohli, quipping, “You can catch the replay, Virat, but you’re out.”

Before the match began, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat first.

Addressing his team’s objectives in the tournament, Sharma commented, “We need to play top-notch cricket and embrace the challenges that come our way. After the West Indies series, we had some time for rigorous training and preparation in Bangalore. Let’s see what we can accomplish in this tournament. It’s a high-caliber competition with strong opponents. Ultimately, we need to assess our team’s achievements.”

India’s opening duo, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, faced difficulties against Pakistan’s formidable bowling attack, including Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf, resulting in their early dismissals.

Nonetheless, Ishan Kishan (82) and Hardik Pandya steadied the ship, enabling India to cross the 200-run mark in 40 overs.

At present, India stands at 242 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 44.1 overs.

In terms of wicket-taking, Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi claimed 4 wickets, Haris Rauf secured 3, and Naseem Shah chipped in with 1.

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