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‘Let the umpires do their job’: Waqar Younis on Virat Kohli-Shakib Al Hasan incident

Adelaide. Bangladesh gave a tough fight to India on Wednesday in a match of the T20 World Cup Super-12, but in the end they lost by five runs (DLS system). Virat Kohli (64 not out off 44 balls) scored his third half-century against Bangladesh and KL Rahul (50 off 32 balls) also returned to form. Thanks to these two, India set a target of 185 runs in front of Bangladesh. Chasing the target, Bangladesh got off to a good start, with Liton Das scoring a half-century in 21 balls. Then, rain stopped the game and the revised target for Bangladesh was 151 runs in 16 overs. However, the team led by Shakib Al Hasan lost by five runs.

During the match, an incident happened during the batting of Team India, which could have worsened the matter on the field. On the last ball of Hasan Mahmood doing the 16th over, Virat Kohli faced a short ball, almost immediately after hitting the shot, he pointed to the square leg umpire about the height of the delivery. After this, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan came running and talked to Kohli about pointing to the umpire. However, both smiled and went back to their respective places.

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Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said that Kohli should not have signaled anything to the umpires. Waqar Younis said on A Sports, “Shakib is telling him ‘You bat and let the umpires do their job’. I think they were talking about what we are talking about. If you’re going to get someone to say something and put pressure on the umpire… and of course, he’s a big name. Virat Kohli is a big name. He is a big name in cricket so umpires sometimes come under pressure.

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Let us tell you that Virat Kohli has become the highest run-scorer in the history of T20 World Cup, overtaking former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene during India’s Super 12 stage match against Bangladesh. Kohli averages above 80 in the T20 World Cup and has a strike rate of over 130. This is Kohli’s fifth T20 World Cup. He broke Jayawardene’s record of 1016 runs in the seventh over of the Indian innings. Kohli remained unbeaten on 64 off 44 balls including eight fours and a six.

Virat Kohli has scored 12 half-centuries in the T20 World Cup. He is the highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals. He has 3932 runs in his name. Rohit Sharma has 3811, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill has 3531 and Pakistan captain Babar Azam has 3239 runs.

(with AFP input)

Tags: Shakib Al Hasan, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022, Virat Kohli, Waqar Younis

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