IND vs AFG: "We Weren't Mentally Prepared For The Match": Afghanistan Skipper Mohammad Nabi After Loss To India

Updated - 09 Sep 2022, 01:59 AM

Mohammad Nabi PC
Photo Credit: (Twitter)

India registered an emphatic victory to end their Asia Cup 2022 campaign on a high as they defeated Afghanistan by a staggering 101 runs. Virat Kohli starred for India with a stellar century to register India’s first win in the Super 4s stage after two consecutive losses to Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively

Losing the toss and batting first, Team India were able to post 212/2 on the board, courtesy of modern-day batting great Virat Kohli’s remarkable century and KL Rahul’s brilliant half-century.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi rues dropped catches

Following the loss, Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said in the post-match conference, It was really tough to play Pakistan the other night, tight game and straightaway next game is against India, totally tough.”

The Afghan skipper added, “We weren’t mentally prepared for that game. We tried our best to prepare but the boys were not ready mentally. Today we tried our best, with the way Kl and Kohli started, we dropped catches also and in the batting we didn’t expect that much swing.”

Mohammad Nabi
Image Source: Twitter

Virat Kohli registers ton after a wait of over 1000 days

Kohli, who scored an international century after 1020 days, became the fastest player in history to score 71 international centuries as he achieved this milestone in 522 innings. He has also become the fastest player to reach the 24,000 runs milestone in international cricket.

Defending the target, Bhuvneshwar Kumar demolished the Afghanistan batting unit and finished his spell with the bowling figures of 4-1-4-5.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: AFP)

After being restricted to 21/6, Afghanistan batters fought well and made a decent comeback. However, they were restricted to 111/8 in their 20 overs. Ibrahim Zadran top-scored for the side with unbeaten 64 runs in his bag.

ALSO READ: IND vs AFG: Anushka Sharma Stood By Me Through Tough Times – Virat Kohli After Winning PoTM For His 71st Ton


India National Cricket Team Mohammad Nabi