T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli's Grand Gesture For Litton Das Will Melt Your Heart
India inched closer to a semi-final spot by defeating Bangladesh by 5 runs (DLS) in a thrilling last-over encounter that was cut short by rain in Adelaide.
With this victory, India moved to the top of the Group 2 points table, having gained 6 points. With their next game against Zimbabwe, India are firm favorite to defeat Sean Williams’ side and that will seal their place in the semis.
Virat Kohli gifts a bat to Litton Das after the Bangladesh opener’s spectacular knock
After the game, in a sweet gesture, Virat Kohli gifted a bat to Bangladesh opener Litton Das, who had played a spectacular innings of 60 runs off 27 balls in the chase of 185 and gave India an almighty scare.
Das had rumbled on to a 21-ball half-century and was teeing off in a stunning fashion. He propelled Bangladesh to 66/0 in 7 overs before rain intervened. After a delay of almost an hour, play resumed with a new target for Bangladesh of 151 in 16 overs. Only on the second ball after the play resumed, Litton Das got run out via a terrific direct hit from KL Rahul in the deep.
Indian bowlers rallied together with assistance from the fielders and eventually pulled off the game with just 5 runs.
Getting a bat as a gift from Kohli was a “moment of inspiration” for Liton Das.
“When we were sitting in the dining hall, Virat Kohli came and gifted a bat to Litton. According to me, it was a moment of inspiration for Litton,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus was quoted as saying by BDcrictime Bangla. “Litton is a class batter. We have seen him play classical shots. He is a brilliant player in Tests and ODIs. Recently, he has started playing well in T20Is as well,” he added.
Virat Kohli hit his third fifty of the tournament in 4 matches, scoring 64* off 44 balls, and was named the Player of the Match.