Just the comeback all expected from India. After losing their two games against Pakistan and New Zealand, they won by 66 runs against Afghanistan and then chased down the target of 86 runs in just 6.3 overs.
While the bowlers did their job to restrict the Scottish side to just 85 runs, the batters also got the job done with ease. While Rohit Sharma had powerful innings of 30 runs off 16 balls, KL Rahul smashed a half-century in just 19 balls.
As soon as the match came to an end, fans questioned if the ‘KLassic’ 50 was a gift to rumoured girlfriend Athiya Shetty or skipper Virat Kohli – both of who are celebrating their birthdays today.
KL Rahul gifting half century to Athiya Shetty or kohli
— Pachipulusu Prudhvi (@PachipulusuP) November 5, 2021
— urwashee (@UGwalwanshi) November 5, 2021
Athiya shetty watching KL Rahul play
— DHEERAJ DHEERU (@Dheeraj045) November 5, 2021
— Goli Fielding Academy (GFA) (@GFA_by_Shubh) November 5, 2021
India finished the match early to celebrate our Skipper birthday and
— THENAMEISYASH07 (@ITzyash_07) November 5, 2021
As for the clash, India did lose their openers, however, the damage was already done and Kohli and SuryaKumra Yadav just came in to finish off the game.
India’s net run rate is above Afghanistan and obviously, New Zealand. However, this all would be useless if New Zealand win their match against Afghanistan.