A lot was being said and speculated about Rohit Sharma's captaincy before the highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan at Asia Cup 2018 on Wednesday. However, India easily managed to beat Pakistan and won the match with 8-wickets in hand. Rohit impressed not just with his batting but also with his captaincy as he hit a quick fire fifty and gave India a comprehensive victory.
First things first: Rohit Sharma lost the toss but going by the result, it seems it was a good toss to lose. Even if that was not the case, the Indian bowlers made sure that Pakistan doesn't score big by taking wickets at regular intervals. Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed both the openers in quick succession as Jaspreet Bumrah stopped the runs. Asia Cup 2018 Points Table: India Beat Pakistan, Occupy Top Spot in Group A Standings of Asian Cricket Tournament.
Pakistan seemed to be building a partnership and getting back in the match, but Rohit introduced Kuldeep Yadav just at the right time to break the partnership between a well-set Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam. But the biggest trick Rohit managed to pull off was thanks to Kedar Jadhav, who picked three wickets and put Pakistan on the backfoot. Asia Cup 2018 Super 4 Schedule Timetable in Indian Time: Full Fixtures Including India Vs Pakistan Next Match Timings in IST and Venue Details!
And if Pakistan had any hopes of winning the match, Rohit swept it away with his bat as he scored a 39 ball 52 to set the platform for India's victory. Rohit played Mohammad Amir with caution, as the latter had dismissed Rohit three times in four games. Rohit unleashed his hitting against Usman Khan, whom he hit for two sixes and a boundary in an over. Rohit has passed his biggest captaincy test and with flying colours.