Team India beat Bangladesh by five points in exciting fashion in an important game of the T20 World Cup 2022. After this victory for Team India, there is a lot of talk about the bowling of Arshdeep Singh and the batting of Virat Kohli . However, former captain Sunil Gavaskar attributed the win to KL Rahul. He said if KL Rahul had not returned Liton Das with his direct throw, the Indian team would never have won this game.
In fact, when the Bangladesh team came out chasing India’s 185-point target, Liton Das gave his team a smoky start. Bangladesh scored points with a better strike rate given the threat of rain. This is the reason why the team scored 66 runs in just 7 overs. Liton Das scored 60 runs on 27 balls with the help of 7 fours and 3 sixes. However, when he felt he would take the team to the brink of victory, the rain came. Bangladesh got a target of 151 runs in 16 overs after the rain.
Liton Das proved to be a big threat for the Indian team but he was knocked out as soon as he came to bat after the rain. KL Rahul sent him to the pavilion with his accurate throw and after that the Bangladesh team couldn’t keep up and they had to face defeat in the end.
KL Rahul’s exhaustion has turned the game upside down – Sunil Gavaskar
According to former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, the lack of Liton Das proved to be the turning point of the match. He said during the conversation about Aaj Tak,
After the rain, it was also difficult for the field team because you could slip. I thought maybe the two teams were on even footing after the rain. However, what turned out to be a great run turned the whole game upside down. This run was not easy for KL Rahul but the way he threw was commendable. This throw turned out to be the turning point of the match.