Australian skipper Pat Cummins erupts in celebration as fans and supporters go wild
Australian skipper Pat Cummins “silenced” the crowd during his team’s high-stakes clash with India in the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 final at the world’s largest Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The 30-year-old fulfilled his promise by dismissing tournament leading man Virat Kohli in the 29th over of India’s innings.
The Australian skipper bowled a length ball that Virat Kohli tried to defend but ended up inside his stumps. Cummins, usually known for his low-key demeanor, broke into a celebratory celebration as fans and supporters fell silent.
Kohli scored his maiden fifty in the ODI World Cup final, reaching the milestone in 56 deliveries, albeit with just four boundaries. He departed after scoring 54 off 63 balls.
Initially, Australia opted to put India into bat, a decision Rohit Sharma wished for. Continuing his trend from earlier in the tournament, Rohit (47 off 31) took charge during the powerplay, adopting an aggressive approach.
While he didn’t make it in the championship game against Australia, Rohit made sure he didn’t hold back on the big stage, taking on the formidable duo of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
His attack began by coming out confidently and sending Hazlewood through the covers before securing a fortuitous boundary over mid-wicket. In all, he hit three sixes and four boundaries.
Shubman Gill (4 off 7) fell while attempting a short-arm poke and Virat Kohli partnered Rohit in the middle. Kohli promptly dispatched three consecutive boundaries off Starc, maintaining the momentum started by Rohit.
However, Rohit succumbed to a remarkable run from Travis Head, and later, Pat Cummins induced a lead off Shreyas Iyer, piling the pressure on the hosts.
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