India managed to defeat Pakistan by four wickets in a close encounter on Sunday. This was the first game for both sides in the ongoing T20 World Cup. The match was intense and everyone was nervous about the outcome. In the end, it was India that won the game. On that note, here, we take a look at Sunil Gavaskar‘s child-like celebration that has gone viral after India defeated Pakistan in T20 World Cup.
India defeat Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup
Chasing 160, India was 31-4 at one point. With Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav back in the hut, it was seemingly difficult for India to win the game. Especially with the Pakistan bowlers in top form, India was beginning to expect a similar result as the last T20 World Cup.
However, a brilliant display by Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli ensured that India was in the game. Especially the latter was in top touch as he made 82 runs in 53 balls. India needed 16 runs in the last over and with Hardik Pandya getting out, many felt India could lose the game. However, in a tense situation, India held its nerve and crossed the line.
Sunil Gavaskar celebrates after the win
Although most experts have to be balanced when they are a part of the broadcasting team, it would be hard to control their emotions on a day like Sunday. The match had gone to the wire and everyone was involved in the match. Sunil Gavaskar was no different. Here is how he reacted after India won the match.
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If India can maintain the same form, they could go all the way. They just now need to secure victories against the lesser-established cricket nations to enter the semi-finals. It will then be about how they tackle pressure which would help them to win the tournament.