In their tournament opener, India’s Men in Blue secured a six-wicket victory over Australia in Chennai, courtesy of Virat Kohli’s remarkable 85-run innings. As they gear up to face IND vs AFG World Cup on October 11 in Delhi, where the Arun Jaitley Stadium boasts a stand named after Kohli, the team is eager to maintain their winning streak.
Mohammad Kaif, speaking on Star Sports, expressed his high expectations for Kohli, given his outstanding performance in the first match and the batting-friendly nature of the Delhi pitch, as evidenced by recent high-scoring games involving Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Kaif remarked on IND vs AFG World Cup,
“If a batsman excels in the first match, especially a player like Kohli, history shows he tends to maintain his form consistently. With the home advantage and unwavering fan support, he is already motivated. His name adorns the stadium, and his current form could pose significant challenges for the bowlers on this pitch.”
In the previous Delhi encounter, a staggering total of 754 runs were amassed, with South Africa posting 428/5, and Sri Lanka responding with 326 runs on a flat track featuring short boundaries.”