IND vs AFG: Watch - Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Nabi Engaged In Verbal Spat As Spirit Of Cricket Comes To Fray

Updated - 18 Jan 2024, 12:38 AM

Rohit Sharma engaged in heated argument with Mohammad Nabi

Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Nabi engaged in a heated exchange during the 3rd IND vs AFG T20I match. The match entered the super-over after the match ended in a tie. Chasing down 213 runs against India, Afghanistan finished at 212/6, after a brilliant knock from Gulbadin Naib who hit 55* runs from 23 balls.

While Afghanistan were batting first during the super over, the visitors added 13 runs from the first five balls. The last ball was a yorker by Mukesh Kumar which was missed by Mohammad Nabi. However, Nabi sneaked a triple from the delivery as the ball deflected off Nabi’s pads and went towards Kohli.

Rohit was livid and thought Nabi shouldn’t have run as the ball deflected off his pads. Sharma exchanged a few words with Mohammad Nabi and gestured that he ran in the line of the stumps. Indian batsman Virat Kohli also didn’t throw the ball and believed that Afghanistan would not go for the extra run.

Watch – Mohammad Nabi and Rohit Sharma exchange words during IND vs AFG 3rd T20I match


Getting back to the match, it was a Rohit Sharma special in the third IND vs AFG T20I match, as he slammed his 5th hundred in T20I cricket. Sharma was unbeaten on 121 runs and hit a total of 10 fours and 8 sixes throughout his innings. Sharma added 190 runs with Rinku Singh for the 5th wicket.

Rinku Singh also hit a half-century and was unbeaten on 69 runs from 39 balls. Rinku slammed a total of 2 fours and 6 sixes throughout his innings.

Chasing down the target, Afghanistan were off to a decent start and the openers added 93 runs for the first wicket. However, Kuldeep Yadav helped India gain the first wicket as he removed Rahmanullah Gurbaz for 50 runs.

Washington Sundar got two quick wickets and removed Azmatullah Omarzai and Ibrahim Zadran for 0 and 32 runs.

After losing quick wickets, the match entered the super over wherein, Afghanistan scored 16 runs in one over. However, the super over as well was not able to decide the winner and it ended in a tie as well and in the next super-over, India won.

While the Indian team were hoping to win the match and whitewash Afghanistan, it was no less than a win for Afghanistan as they were able to level a gigantic total of 212 runs.

India won the first two matches of the series dominantly by 6 wickets consecutively. Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube played some brilliant knocks in both games and were unbeaten on 60 and 63 runs in both games respectively.

The IND vs AFG 3rd T20I match will be India’s final T20I match ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. The major ICC tournament is all set to begin on June 1 whereas India will be playing their first match of the tournament against Ireland on June 5.

India have not won a T20 World Cup in the last 16 years and lifted the trophy back in 2007. India have also not won an ICC title in the last 10 years and will want to finish the drought in the T20 World Cup.


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