ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Dhawan’s ton, Kohli’s sportsmanship add to Indian victory

The match will remain in the memories of cricket fans for Kohli’s magnanimous gesture

  • Published 10.06.19, 2:12 PM
  • Updated 10.06.19, 2:12 PM
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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni during the match Picture by AP

Cricket fans across the globe were glued to their televisions as India took on a resurgent Australian team in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. While India outclassed its rival through the sheer brilliance of their batting and bowling at the Oval, Australians were left helpless trying to deal with Virat Kohli’s team looking to make amends for the bilateral series loss in India.

The match will remain in the memories of cricket fans for Kohli’s magnanimous gesture when he asked the crowd to stop booing Steve Smith. The Indian skipper declared that Smith does not deserve to be jeered. Instead, he suggested, the crowd applaud the Australian. 

The Indian victory came on the back of a century by Shikhar Dhawan that was reached in just 95 balls. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed three wickets each to power India to a 36-run win.

Twitter reacted with joy as the Australian side were bowled out in 50 overs for 316 runs. It was the first loss for Australia in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. In the process, the Indians also put an end to a 10-match winning streak of the Australians. 

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh was happy with the result of the match:

The junior minister for youth affairs and sports, Kiren Rijiju, also chimed in: 

Actress Preity Zinta was not far behind in celebrating while in California:

Actor Arjun Rampal also commented:

Looks like former cricketer Virender Sehwag was missing out on the action:

And then there was Suresh Raina: 

Others commented about the visitors at the Oval:

And then there were others celebrating another Bharat:

Fans could not contain their joy: