The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is giving fans everything to cheer about. The tournament is about to reach its business end and there’s still no clarity who’ll be other teams along Pakistan to book their berth in their semi-finals. With India, New Zealand, Afghanistan, England, Australia and South Africa all in contention for the place in semifinals, it remains to be seen who among the cricketing heavyweights will have the last laugh.
After suffering two back to back losses against Pakistan and New Zealand, Team India dented their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals. They then staged a massive comeback and thumped Afghanistan and Scotland to boost their NRR and keep their hopes alive for the semi-finals.
However, the fate of the Virat Kohli-led side now lies in the hands of Afghanistan, who’ll take on New Zealand on 7th November.
If the Mohammad Nabi-led side managed to defeat the ‘Black Caps’, Team India will then have a great chance to qualify for the semi-finals as they will just have to beat Namibia.
With the match between Afghanistan and New Zealand holding a crucial value for Team India. Premier off-spinner R Ashwin wished the Mohammad Nabi-led side luck and cheekily stated that India is willing to help in the recovery of Mujib Ur Rahman ahead of the match.
Afghanistan spinner, Rashid Khan sarcastically replied in Telugu, saying that their team physio is treating them well.
“@ashwinravi99 Bhai Don’t worry our team Physio Prasanth Panchada ‘Chusukuntunnaru,” Rashid Khan Tweeted
This loosely translates to “Don’t worry brother, Afghanistan’s team physio Prasanth Panchada is treating the players well.”
Here’s the Tweet:
Team India displayed a sensational performance against Scotland to keep their hopes alive for the semi-finals. Bowling first, the Virat Kohli-led side bundled out the opposition for just 85 runs.
The opening duo of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma then came out all guns blazing and helped their team chase the target in just 6.3 overs to boost their NRR.