Virat Kohli’s 82-of-53-ball undefeated win over Pakistan in the T20 World Cup match in Melbourne today drew helpful plaudits from across the country’s political establishment. .
While Kohli herself said “It just happened”, commenting on today’s incredible victory, leaders of the political parties were extremely appreciative of the former Indian captain’s sparkling shot and The tenacity of the Indian team made the near impossible a reality.
Praising India’s victory in heralding Diwali, Union Home Secretary Amit Shah tweeted: “Perfect way to start the T20 World Cup. Deepawali started. What a tense round by @ imVKohli. Congratulations to the whole team.”
A perfect way to start the T20 World Cup… Deepawali begins 🙂
It was a troublesome round because @imVkohli.
Congratulations to the entire team. # ICCT20WorldCup2022
– Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 23, 2022
Referring to India’s victory as “one of the biggest victories under pressure”, former Parliament Speaker Rahul Gandhi wished the entire team “the best of luck” for the upcoming matches at the tournament.
The match against Pakistan was horror!
One of the greatest victories under pressure. Very good, #TeamIndia
Good luck for the matches ahead.
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 23, 2022
West Bengal Minister Mamata Banerjee sent “sincere congratulations to Team India on their extraordinary victory over Pakistan”. In a tweet, the Trinamool Games supremo wrote: “Deepest congratulations to Team India on their phenomenal win over Pakistan. The performance of our cricketers was truly a delight. fun to watch.”
Deepest congratulations to Team India on their phenomenal win over Pakistan.
The performance of our cricketers is truly a joy to watch.
Wish the team continue the winning streak in the coming days.
– Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 23, 2022
Parliament senior leader Shashi Tharoor said that he even refused to take the scheduled flight from Goa this morning and instead chose the 9.55am flight because he did not want to miss the India vs Pakistan match on TV. He later tweeted that he was “delighted to watch one of the great games of this tournament”.
After speaking to a conference of Catholic universities in Goa this morning, I turned down the scheduled flight, which meant missing out. #indvspakmatch total. Although the next flight is only at 9:55pm, I am still thrilled to watch one of the great matches of this tournament pic.twitter.com/PBlIcVOxJt
– Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 23, 2022
Delhi Chiefs and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, while congratulating Kohli and Team India for their thrilling victory in the opening match of T20 World Cup campaign, expressed confidence that India will Do your best to win the tournament. “Virat’s excellent match led India to a spectacular win over Pakistan. Congratulations to Team India and all of its compatriots on a winning start for India in World T20. Keep this winning streak going. , we will also win the World Cup,” he tweeted.
क्या ग़ज़ब का था। 🏻
विराट के बेहतरीन खेल ने पाकिस्तान ख़िलाफ़ भारत को जीत दिलाई। T-20 जीत के इसी सिलसिले को बनाए हुए हम वर्ल्ड कप जीतकर लाएँगे।। 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/VfRnNr9dVT
– Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 23, 2022
Reacting to India winning the final ball of the match, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said it was “an exceptional victory after such a difficult game for India”. In a tweet, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi said: “Congrats, team! Diwali celebrations have started early across the country, thanks to your excellence on the pitch today. Keep shining. .”