Asia Cup 2022: I can only say Cricket won, says Kapil Dev on India vs Pakistan match
Asia Cup 2022: Veteran all-rounder Kapil Dev applauded the spirit in which the India-Pakistan cricket match was played and said it was the ‘Cricket’ that won.
“I can only say Cricket won, it’s not India-Pakistan. The match was really fantastic. I think both teams played so well. The team which wins get much more joy while those who lose can say that they’ll try next time. That’s what sport is about,” the World Cup-winning captain said.
At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, India defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the opening game of the Asia Cup 2022 thanks to an important partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya.
Hardik Pandya maintained his composure to win the game in the last over as the highly anticipated game lived up to expectations and went down to the wire.
In the last over, Pandya blasted a six over Nawaz to give India the victory. In the first inning, he also shone with the ball, taking three vital wickets that enabled India to keep Pakistan to under 150.
For his efforts, he was named the game’s man of the match.
India’s second game of the Asia Cup will now take place on August 31 against Hong Kong.