India looked totally off-colour when they faced minnows Hong Kong in their opening clash of Asia Cup yesterday, where they had to fight it out for the win. Pakistan were the favourites coming in today’s game, but it was the Indian team which got back to their basics, making it a cakewalk victory by 8 wickets. Out of form Bhuvneshwar Kumar got back to his best of form and picked 3 wickets and gave away just 15 runs to be crowned man of the match. Indian opening combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma added 86 runs, chasing a target of 163 runs. They set it up nicely, before Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik stitched a 60 run partnership to take India home comfortably. The fans on social media were thrilled with India’s cakewalk win over Pakista, here’s how they reacted.
Imran Khan said “If India will take one step forward , Pakistan will take two”
Kohli decided not to play against Pakistan, and entire Pakistan decided not to play against India.
— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) September 19, 2018
Shoaib Akhtar : I’m really impressed by Rohit’s captaincy, the way he used his bowlers is incredible.
India complete their biggest win over pak under Rohit’s captaincy.
And haters were teaching, difference between IPL and international cricket to Rohit.
— ANSHUMAN? (@RohitsAvenger) September 19, 2018
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 19, 2018
Year 2099. World cup, India beats Pakistan for the 50th time.
100 yr old Pakistani Fan: “But the Champion Trophy Final in 2017…”#INDvPAK
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) September 19, 2018
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) September 19, 2018
After every defeat , Pakistanis satisfying their heart with Champions trophy win be like pic.twitter.com/bYVQcGWmGg
— BrainHumour? (@orsunabhai) September 19, 2018
Two ODI wins on the same day for India. Who would’ve thought it was possible!!!
Clinical vs Pakistan. It felt as if HK never pushed India to the brink….well played ?? #IndvPak #AsiaCup @StarSportsIndia
— Akhilvinayak (@Akhilvinayak07) September 19, 2018
— Amit Panchal (@AmitHPanchal) September 19, 2018
India stunned the odds. Humiliated by last match, didn’t get even 24 hrs. rest, stressed, lost the toss and won the match against everything. ??#INDvPAK
— Sana Rahman (@SanaRah40486684) September 19, 2018
The reason India allowed Hongkong to play 50 overs because they wanted to register win on 19th. By doing this they have won two ODIs on single day. Great captaincy by super talented Rohit Sharma. #INDvPAK #INDvsPAK
— Anish Rai?? (@anistrong11) September 19, 2018
— Basil Bilal Khan. (@bilal_basil) September 19, 2018
— Omkar Naik (@omkarnaik23) September 19, 2018