IND vs AUS KL Rahul on Mohali Heat

ODI World Cup 2023: The 2023 World Cup has started very well from the Indian perspective. The Blue team played its first match of the tournament against Australia in Chennai on Sunday. India won this match by six wickets. The Indian bowlers were on fire throughout the match. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli gave a good start to India. Batting at number three, Kohli was successful in scoring 85 runs in 116 balls. Rahul scored unbeaten 97 runs on 115 balls.

KL Rahul was the hero of India’s victory in this match. Rahul was chosen man of the match. He said, “We (Rahul and Kohli) were not talking much. I was just trying to get wickets. I had just come into the dressing room after taking a bath and three wickets had fallen. On the field, Kohli told me that I need to play proper shots with a straight bat. For some time we will have to bat like Test cricket.

“The wicket was helping the fast bowlers initially, but once the dew started falling, batting became a little easier. However, there was double bounce on the wicket. In the last few overs I was thinking how I can complete my century. Meanwhile, I realized that if I managed to hit a four and a six, it could be accomplished. But the last ball was much better. It doesn’t matter, I will never score another century.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma celebrating after winning the match against Australia. He said, “It is great to start the World Cup like this. Our fielding was very good throughout the match. I was really worried when we lost the first three wickets. But after that Kohli and Rahul did a great job. In the coming matches, we have to face different conditions on different pitches. In such a situation, we can also field with some different playing eleven. We got a lot of support from the fans.

Indian team captain Pat Cummins said, “We scored 50 runs less. The wicket was helpful for the spinners. India also has a good bowling attack. We went into the match with two spinners. If the target had been 250, the result would have been different. Virat is a great player. After the toss I decided to bat first. I have no regrets about this.