India and Pakistan have played many matches in ICC tournaments over the years, but the rivalry only gets stronger every time the two cricketing nations meet. The last few meetings between the two teams have been very competitive. India defeated Pakistan by four wickets in the Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup on 24 October. In the match, Indian batsmen Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli stitched the match and scored a 113-run partnership as they faced the Pakistani bowling attack.
The match between India and Pakistan in Melbourne was a rollercoaster ride of tension, pressure and excitement that had some fans chewing their nails. Australia captain Aaron Finch witnessed the match between the two rivals and marveled at the atmosphere at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
“Regardless of the result… I think the India-Pakistan game was fantastic. I was sitting at home, nervous! I was nervous watching it because I know how big a clash it is and I’m going to retire and watch the India-Pakistan game. can’t wait for the day to see it live,” Finch told journalist Melinda Farrell on his YouTube channel.
“I was sitting on the sofa in my hotel room and I was nervous about cleaning the house, which is really weird, yeah,” she added.
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Virat Kohli, 35, was also applauded for his sensational knock against Pakistan. He praised the Indian puck for deepening the game and putting the opposition under pressure.
“What was this… Virat Kohli’s master class! As long as you’re still there…you know how much pressure he puts on the opposition. Just being there and yeah, it was just a great scene,” Finch shared.
Kohli was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant innings of 82 runs off 53 balls. Many cricket experts termed his sensational innings as “the best knock in T20Is”.