Brad Hogg says “Kohli and Yadav counter-attacking was awesome watch” in T20 World Cup 2021. Hogg saved commend for Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav‘s brief rescue act within the powerplay. After being reduced to 6-2 within the third over. Moreover, Kohli and Yadav put up a 25 run stand in 20 deliveries. Shaheen Afridi was in full flow. Also, Pakistan was going all-out for more wickets in the powerplay. Yadav reduced the pressure with a flashy six. Just evaded the fielder in the deep. He bowled his third straight over in the powerplay. Also, Kohli is on the ropes with three consecutive dot balls. The Indian skipper responded with a six-over long-on after coming down the track.
“Virat Kohli played a wonderful shot straight past over the bowler’s head, that was just counter-attacking play and it was awesome cricket to watch. Even Suryakumar Yadav playing that pull shot off Shaheen Afridi was great. That is just courageous, aggressive cricket and if both of them had got out on those particular deliveries, everyone would have been screaming about it, but at some stage, India had to take the risk,” Brad Hogg said.
Lastly, Suryakumar Yadav, on the other hand, was defeated by Hasan Ali. In the powerplay’s last over. Rizwan took a sudden catch behind the wickets for his 100th T20. Afridi’s misuses with the ball carved open the Indian batting unit. Moreover, the little development offered was too hot. For the Men In Blue to handle. Hogg proposes how crucial Afridi’s match-up against Kohli and Rohit heading into the contest.
“Shaheen Afridi was just too good. This was a worry for me. Shaheen Shan and Haris Rauf, two young fast bowlers, playing such a high-profile match, the emotions might get to them. He was just on the money from ball one. It was just sensational left-arm bowling upfront. His matchups against Rohit and Kohli were key heading into this match but getting Rahul out was unbelievable,” Hogg explained.