WATCH: Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s aggressive send-off to Virat Kohli | IND vs BAN, T20 WC 2024

WATCH: Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s aggressive send-off to Virat Kohli | IND vs BAN, T20 WC 2024

Bangladesh fast bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib gave Virat Kohli a heated send-off during the T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 match against India at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. Bangladesh’s skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto won the toss and chose to field first, putting India in to bat.

India’s strong start against Bangladesh

Openers Kohli and Rohit Sharma gave India a strong start. After Rohit’s dismissal in the fourth over, Rishabh Pant joined Kohli, and together they built a solid partnership. Kohli was particularly aggressive, guiding India to a promising score of 71/1 in just eight overs. Kohli seemed poised for a big score, with his innings featuring three sixes and a boundary.

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Virat Kohli’s dismissal and Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s aggressive send-off

However, Sakib had other plans. On the first ball of the ninth over, Sakib delivered a well-disguised slower ball, an off-cutter. Coming over the stumps, he perfectly pitched the delivery on the off and middle stumps. Kohli, attempting to smash the ball across the line, misjudged its trajectory.

Charging down the pitch and giving himself room, he missed the ball completely, which snuck under his bat and crashed into the stumps, ending his innings at 37 off 28 balls. As Kohli walked back to the dugout, visibly dejected, Sakib celebrated his wicket with an intense stare at the departing batter, his aggression and satisfaction evident. This fiery send-off highlighted the passion and competitive spirit that Sakib brought to the game.

Here’s the video:

Healthy contributions from Hardik Pandya and Shivam Dube

Bangladesh bowlers managed to take wickets intermittently, but the Indian batters maintained a higher run rate throughout the innings. In the latter part of the innings, contributions from Shivam Dube and Hardik Pandya were crucial. Dube scored a quick 34 off 24 balls, while Pandya’s explosive 50 off 27 balls significantly boosted India’s total. Their efforts helped India post a competitive score of 196/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Rishad Hossain and Sakib were the standout bowlers for Bangladesh, each taking two wickets. Despite their efforts, the Indian batter’s aggressive approach ensured a challenging target for Bangladesh.

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