Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said that loss to Pakistan in the first game of the T20 World Cup was absolute hammering for India.

On Sunday, Pakistan created a historic moment as they won their first game in a World Cup against arch-rival India by 10 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan thump India by 10 wickets

After Shaheen Afridi-led Pakistan bowlers routed the Indian batters for a modest total of 151/7 in the first innings, openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar himself steer Pakistan to an emphatic victory as they chased the target with 13 balls to spare.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Hopefully, India Will Pick Themselves Up Quickly, Says Sunil Gavaskar
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan. Image Credits: Twitter

Babar (68*) and Rizwan (79*) nullified the Indian bowlers after the dew came in to play during the chase.

Pakistan smashed 12 fours and five sixes in a spectacular chase that got them their first win in T20 World Cup against India.

The loss is an absolute hammering: Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar hoped that the Men in Blue must forget the match against Pakistan and concentrate on the forthcoming games.

“The loss is an absolute hammering as far as India is concerned,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports.

“Hopefully, India will pick themselves up quickly because that’s important. You’ve got to forget what has happened in this game and focus on the next few matches,” he added.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Credits: Twitter

Earlier in the game, Afridi got the better of the Indian openers as in the space of 10 balls, he sent both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul back to the pavilion.

India rode on skipper Virat Kohli (57), and Rishabh Pant’s (39) knocks to post a competitive score on the board.

Afridi got Kohli nicked behind the wicket in his final over to end his spell with 3/31.

India will next play New Zealand on October 31 at the same venue.

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