‘The most encouraging aspect of the game was Virat Kohli’s fifty’-Irfan Pathan reveals the biggest positive from the game against Hong Kong

Irfan Pathan singled out KL Rahul‘s knock of 36 runs as one of the positives for India to take away from their Asia Cup 2022 encounter against Hong Kong on Wednesday (August 31).

After being assigned to bat first, India racked up an impressive total of 192/2 on the board thanks to Rahul’s unbeaten 36, which came off 39 deliveries. After that, their bowlers held Nizakat Khan and company to 152/5, which allowed them to win the match by a margin of 40 runs.

What did Irfan Pathan say about the biggest positive from India vs Hong Kong game?

During an interview on the Star Sports program ‘Follow the Blues,’ Pathan posed a question about the positives that may be taken away from India’s victory against Hong Kong. He chose Rahul as one of the gains, expanding on this as follows:

“There is a great deal of potential for India to benefit from this situation. Speaking of the strong start provided by the batters, KL Rahul’s score of 36 is something that ought to instill a great deal of self-assurance in him. After a slow start in which he played the game with a modicum of caution, he went on to score 36 runs.”

Pathan cited Virat Kohli’s undefeated 59-run knock as the most significant positive for the Blue Men’s performance. The former all-rounder for India provided the following explanation:

“The most encouraging aspect of the game was Virat Kohli’s fifty, which was a result of the strike rotation he used while batting. You can see the score, but those of us who are present can see how he performed. Was he in control? Without a doubt, he had full command of the situation. Was he still taking singles consistently as he used to? The answer is yes.”

With the assistance of six fours and as many sixes, Suryakumar Yadav blasted a score of 68 without losing his wicket after just playing 26 balls. In just seven overs, he and Kohli put up a partnership of 98 runs for the third wicket.

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