“New continent, same result”: Sachin Tendulkar roasts Pakistan after defeat against India

“New continent, same result”: Sachin Tendulkar roasts Pakistan after defeat against India

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The Indian cricket fraternity expressed its delight as the Men in Blue pulled off a memorable narrow six-run victory over Pakistan in their ICC T20 World Cup match at New York’s Nassau County Stadium on Sunday. Jasprit Bumrah’s miserable three-wicket haul that put pressure on Pakistan’s batsmen and a match-saving counter-attacking knock from Rishabh Pant propelled India to a narrow victory at a packed Nassau County Stadium that is keeping the dreams of the India World Cup with two more group stages. Games to go.

Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar addressed X and wrote that bowlers were the “apple of our eye” in New York.

“India vs Pakistan. New continent, same result. T20 may be a batsman’s game, but in New York, the bowlers were the apple of our eye today. What an exciting match! Great atmosphere and a wonderful display of our great game in USA. “Well played, India #INDvPAK #T20WorldCup,” Sachin tweeted.

India against Pakistan. New continent, same result

T20 may be a batsmen’s game, but in New York, the bowlers were the apple of our eyes today.

What an exciting match! Great atmosphere and a wonderful display of our great game in America. Well played, India 🇮🇳#INDvPAKpic.twitter.com/tdVVREclVp

– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 9, 2024

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah also expressed his happiness over this victory, which means “a little more” to Indian fans due to the participation of arch-rival Pakistan.

“One more WIN, and this one… means a little more! Let’s get on with it @BCCI #T20WorldCup #INDPAK,” Shah tweeted.

One more WIN, and this… means a little more! 🇮🇳
let’s continue with this@BCCI #T20WorldCup #CONTAINER pic.twitter.com/G3aPTsl8O6

-Jay Shah (@JayShah) June 9, 2024

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan praised pacer Bumrah and said, “Bumrah, you are my hero.”

Bumrah you are my hero.

—Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 9, 2024

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag acknowledged Bumrah’s ability to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat and wrote: “Haar se Jitane waale ko Bumrah kehte hain (He who snatches victory from the jaws of defeat is Bumrah). What such a fabulous and very special spell to win in New York.”

The one who wins by the skin of his teeth is called Bumrah.
What a fabulous spell and what a very special victory in New York. pic.twitter.com/Ub57RpWPba

– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 9, 2024

Former Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina also took to X to praise India for their “great character and hunger”.

“Congratulations Team India! Great character and hunger to win against Pakistan,” Raina tweeted.

Congratulations team India 🇮🇳! Great character and hunger to beat Pakistan 🇮🇳🇮🇳 https://t.co/xsVSwmqxbu

– Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 9, 2024

After winning this thriller, India tops Group A with two wins from two matches and four points. Pakistan is in fourth place, having lost both of its matches to the United States and India. Their chances in the knockout phase seem slim.

Coming into the match, Pakistan won the toss and put India to bat first. However, the Indian batsmen failed to get things going on this tough surface as star openers Virat Kohli (4) and Rohit Sharma (13) failed to score big. Rishabh Pant (42 off 31 balls, with six fours) seemed to be playing on a different pitch and had useful partnerships with Axar Patel (20 off 18 balls, with two fours and a six) and Suryakumar Yadav (seven in eight balls, with a four ). However, the lower middle order collapsed under the pressure of scoring runs on such a difficult pitch and India could make only 119 in 19 overs.

Haris Rauf (3/21) and Naseem Shah (3/21) were Pakistan’s best players. Mohammed Amir got two scalps while Shaheen Shah Afridi got one.

In the run chase, Pakistan adopted a more measured approach and Mohammed Rizwan (31 off 44 balls, with fours and sixes) held one end steady. However, Bumrah (3/14) and Hardik Pandya (2/24) also got crucial wickets from captain Babar Azam (13), Fakhar Zaman (13), Shadab Khan (4), Iftikhar Ahmed (5), which kept The pressure on Pakistan is intact. With 18 runs needed in the final over, Naseem Shah (10*) tried to win it for Pakistan, however, Arshdeep Singh (1/31) ensured that Pakistan fell short by six runs.

Bumrah secured the title of ‘Man of the Match’ for his match-winning spell.

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