In a nail-biting encounter between India and Afghanistan in the third T20 International of the series at Bengaluru, cricket fans witnessed an unprecedented turn of events as the match reached not one, but two super overs. The thrilling showdown left spectators on the edge of their seats, ultimately culminating in India’s victory.
India posted a formidable total of 212 runs in their allotted 20 overs, with the highlight being an outstanding innings by the captain, Rohit Sharma, who scored a remarkable 121 runs off just 69 balls. Afghanistan, however, displayed exceptional resilience, matching India’s score exactly, setting the stage for a super over showdown.
In the first super over, Rohit Sharma showcased his masterclass yet again, scoring 13 runs off 4 balls. However, Afghanistan managed to match the score, forcing the game into a second super over. In the second super over, Rohit Sharma contributed 11 runs from 3 balls, setting a target of 12 for Afghanistan. Despite the pressure, Afghanistan could only muster 11 runs, leading to a dramatic win for India.
The hero of the second super over was India’s young talent, Bishnoi, who successfully defended the target, securing a memorable victory for the Indian side. The thrilling encounter will be etched in the memories of cricket enthusiasts, highlighting the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket.
The pivotal moment leading to the dramatic super over showdown in the India-Afghanistan T20 clash was undoubtedly Virat Kohli’s breathtaking display of fielding prowess. During the 17th over of Afghanistan’s chase, Karim Janat took on a half-tracker from Indian off-spinner Washington Sundar, aiming for a six over long-on. Janat connected powerfully, but Kohli, with astonishing agility, leaped to intercept the ball at the brink of the boundary.
Anand Mahindra Can’t Keep Calm After Virat Kohli’s Incredble Save
Exhibiting impeccable timing, Kohli not only prevented the ball from crossing the rope but also skillfully returned it while teetering perilously close to the boundary himself. This acrobatic feat by the former Indian skipper denied Afghanistan five crucial runs, proving to be the defining moment that pushed the game into a thrilling super over. Kohli’s athletic brilliance showcased the impact a single player’s effort can have on the outcome of a closely contested match.
Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of the Mahindra Group, took to Twitter to express his awe and amazement at Virat Kohli’s exceptional fielding during the India-Afghanistan T20 match. In his tweet, Mahindra playfully sought assistance from the legendary physicist Isaac Newton to define a new law of physics that could explain the seemingly impossible feat performed by Kohli.
By using the term “phenomenon of anti-gravity,” Mahindra humorously alluded to the gravity-defying nature of Kohli’s acrobatic save on the boundary. The implication is that Kohli’s leap and catch were so extraordinary that they appeared to defy the laws of gravity.
He tweeted: “Hello, Isaac Newton? Could you help us define a new law of physics to account for this phenomenon of anti-gravity??”
Hello, Isaac Newton?
Could you help us define a new law of physics to account for this phenomenon of anti-gravity?? pic.twitter.com/x46zfBvycS
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 18, 2024