Virat Kohli vs Mohammad Nabi
Virat Kohli vs Mohammad Nabi. Credits: Twitter

Virat Kohli-led India registered their first win in the T20 World Cup after a convincing 66-run win against Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Indian openers Rohit Sharma (74) and KL Rahul put up an excellent show with 140 runs partnership between them to set up a humongous total of 210/2 in the first innings.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Credits: ICC

Afghanistan could respond with just 144/7 as senior Indian bowlers Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin shared five scalps between them to defend their total with ease.

There was a conspiracy theory being spread on social media regarding the toss between captains Virat Kohli and Mohammad Nabi.

Nabi, who won the toss, told his counterpart about his decision to bowl first even before he announced it to the official broadcaster.

These things can become serious very quickly if you let them: David Gower

The video of the toss between the India vs Afghanistan match went viral and a section of fans started trending the hashtags like the match was fixed.

Former England cricketer David Gower said that he isn’t worried about such claims.

To me, there’s nothing to worry about. These things can become serious very quickly if you let them. But I am not the only person with an opinion in this room, I know that,” Gower said on PTV Sports.

India vs Afghanistan Toss Controversy: David Gower And Rashid Latif Justify Mohammad Nabi For Revealing His Decision To Virat Kohli
David Gower [Image-The Telegraph]

Rashid Latif says it is normal for a captain to tell about his decision to his counterpart

Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif, who was on the same talk show with David Gower, said that captains telling each other about their decision is very normal during the toss.

Rashid Latif
Rashid Latif. Image source-

“When a toss takes place between two captains, one captain tells the other what he wants to do. So Nabi told Kohli ‘we will bowl first’. However, later you have to say the same thing officially, so he repeated it,” Rashid Latif mentioned.

Afghanistan have won two out of their four matches and will play their final match against New Zealand on November 7.

India, who have very few chances to qualify for the semi-finals, will be playing against Scotland on Friday.

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