New Delhi: In their very first match of the T20 World Cup, Team India had to face defeat by 10 wickets against Pakistan. Now in the next match, India will have to win against New Zealand to stay in the tournament. Like every time, this time too everyone’s hopes will rest on Indian captain Virat Kohli. Before this big match, Kohli has also achieved his best rhythm.
Virat’s bat is spewing fire
The ICC posted a video of Virat Kohli on its Instagram handle on Thursday. This video is of Virat’s net practice before the match against New Zealand. In this video, Kohli’s bat is setting fire and he also took some long shots. These are very good signs for Team India before the big match. Let us tell you that only Kohli’s bat had run from Team India against Pakistan.
Ishaan and Iyer also become fans
Team India’s young batsmen Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer were also watching him very closely at the time when Kohli was doing amazing in the nets. Meanwhile, Ishaan and Iyer have sometimes given very funny reactions to Kohli’s shots. Every time Kohli hit long shots with his bat, Ishaan said, ‘Kohli bhai, shot hai yaar.’ During this, Iyer was also seen praising Kohli’s shots.
Need to win over New Zealand
It is very important for India to win against Pakistan. The reason behind this is that even if India loses this match, then it will almost be out of the race for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in the first match. This is Pakistan’s first win over India in the T20 World Cup. Earlier, after losing the toss, opting to bat, the start of the Indian team was not good. India had given a target of 152 runs to Pakistan. In response, the Pakistan team, chasing 152 runs, completed the target in 17.5 overs.
very bad record
Winning the match against New Zealand is very important for India to stay in the tournament. But if the pages of history are seen, then India has never been able to beat New Zealand in the T20 World Cup. Team India has played two matches with New Zealand, in which it has lost both. The first match between the two teams was played in the T20 World Cup 2007, when the New Zealand team defeated India by 10 wickets. The last time both the teams met each other in the 2016 World Cup, then the Indian team had to face defeat by 47 runs.