Tue. May 21st, 2024

Virat Kohli had to leave the field during the India vs Pakistan clash at the Cricket World Cup 2023 as he was wearing the wrong jersey. While the rest of the Indian cricket team players were sporting a jersey with tri-colour stripes on their shoulder, Kohli’s jersey had three white stripes. Realizing the mistake mid-match, Kohli rushed back to the dugout to change his jersey. After some time, he returned to the field, cheered on by the crowd.

India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan in the highly anticipated Cricket World Cup 2023 match. The match is expected to be attended by 120,000 fans.

Opening batsman Shubman Gill returned to the team, replacing Ishan Kishan after recovering from dengue fever and missing the first two matches.

The home crowd’s atmosphere was fantastic as Rohit said at the toss, “Cannot get bigger than this.” He also mentioned that many of them are going to experience something extraordinary.

Favourites India enters the match unbeaten with victories over five-time winners Australia and Afghanistan. Pakistan, who also won their two matches against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, come in unchanged from their previous win. Pakistan chased down a World Cup record of 345 against Sri Lanka.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam mentioned that he would have also chosen to field first if he won the toss. He expressed confidence due to their good two wins and the jam-packed stadium.

Due to a largely Indian presence, the world’s biggest cricket stadium was filled with blue, as Pakistan fans were unable to secure visas.

The teams for the match were:
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf

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