Following India's convincing win over arch-rivals Pakistan, several Indian leaders took to Twitter to congratulate the team and wish them luck for the tournament ahead. Union Mister for Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Government of India Nitin Gadkari congratulated the team for their spectacular performance and appreciated the team's effort. The men in blue beat Pakistan by 89 runs, following a revised target after a brief spell of rain. Here's the 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.
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.
India also suffered another injury scare as pace spearhead Bhuvaneshwar Kumar limped out after bowling 2.4 overs due to a hamstring nibble. 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.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also posted a congratulatory tweet for Team India, as they remain unbeaten against Pakistan in the World Cups. Here's his tweet:
India will next face Afghanistan at Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton on June 22.