While there were not many expectations from the dead rubber between India and Afghanistan, in the end, it turned out to be a pretty emotional day for the Indian fans. Indian batting superstar finally roared back to form and broke the jinx by smoking his maiden T20I century. It was also the run machine’s first century in almost three years and overall 71st international century. The game between India and Afghanistan, meanwhile, turned out to be a completely one-sided affair.
On Friday, India and Afghanistan locked horns in their respective final Super Four game of the Asia Cup 2022. It was practically a dead rubber as both of the teams had already crashed out of the tournament. India skipper Rohit Sharma opted to take a rest and KL Rahul came out to lead the Indian team. Meanwhile, Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi won the toss and asked KL Rahul & co. to bat first.
The Indian skipper alongside Virat Kohli opened the batting for India and they provided the Men in Blue with a solid start. The duo added 119 runs for the first wicket before KL Rahul perished for 62 runs off 41 deliveries in his quest to score quick runs. From there, Virat Kohli took over and smoked his way to his first T20I century. He remained unbeaten for 122 runs off 61 deliveries, including six maximums.
India annihilate Afghanistan to end their Asia Cup 2022 campaign on a high
Chasing such a big total, Afghanistan could never get off the blocks as Indian pacer Bhuvneshvar Kumar rocked them early in the innings. The swing master made Afghan batters dance to his tunes and registered his first ever five-for in T20Is. Afghanistan could never really recover from the early blows as they finished 111/8 in 20 overs. The Indian team completed a colossal 101-run victory to conclude a disappointing Asia Cup 2022.
The fans came up with hilarious memes to celebrate India’s victory.
Check out the top ten memes from the game here: