AHMEDABAD, Oct.14 2023
From our Sports Correspondent
India fired on all cylinders in what was supposed to be war minus the shooting, blowing away arch-rivals Pakistan by seven wickets in a World Cup face-off that ended in a damp squib after causing unbridled hysteria and logistical hassles.
In what is seen as the pinnacle of Cricket by fans in the sub-continent, Indian captain Rohit Sharma emerged as undisputed star of the match, scoring 86 in 63 balls to power his team to the modest target of 192 with as many as 19.3 overs to spare.
Jasprit Bumrah was a tiger on the prowl and Mohammed Siraj displayed wolf-like aggression before Skipper Rohit completed the annihilation as India produced a near-perfect performance in one of the most lopsided World Cup games between the arch-rivals.