Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal congratulated Team India after their spectacular victory over arch-rivals Pakistan on June 16. The minister took to Twitter to congratulate the team for a 'stunning' performance and wished them luck for their course ahead towards the World Cup. The men in blue beat Pakistan by 89 runs, following a revised target after a brief spell of rain. Here's the congratulatory tweet:
India, who faced Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester, beat Pakistan by 89 runs, taking their tally of beating Pakistan in World Cups to 7-0. Rohit Sharma led the Indian attack with the bat with an onslaught of 140 in 113 balls along with a solid opening partnership with KL Rahul(57). Skipper Virat Kohli got out on 77 in a rather controversial way as replays suggested that the ball did not edge the bat.
India also suffered another injury scare as pace spearhead Bhuvaneshwar Kumar limped out after bowling 2.4 overs due to a hamstring niggle. In the absence of Kumar, Hardik Pandya took charge of the ball, proving his worth as an all-rounder with an economical 44 for 2 in eight overs along with chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's 2 for 32 and Vijay Shankar's 2 for 22.
Fakhar Zaman(62) and Babar Azam(48) top-scored for Pakistan but were dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav in subsequent overs. Mohammed Amir picked up three scalps for 47 runs in 10 overs as the rest of the bowlers were hit around the park by "Hitman" Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Home Minister Amit Shah also took to Twitter to congratulate the Men in Blue. Terming it as 'another strike', Shah congratulated the entire team for their performance and said that it was a proud moment for every Indian. Here's the tweet.
India will next face Afghanistan on June 22 at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton.