STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Kohli handled defeat with so much grace, shows he is secure person: Former Pakistan captain Sana Mir

One of the most endearing images from the match was of the Indian captain hugging winning team hero Mohammed Rizwan.

Published: 26th October 2021 01:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2021 01:56 PM   |  A+A-

India captain Virat Kohli, centre, congratulates Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the ICC World T20 match between India and Pakistan in Dubai. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

DUBAI: Virat Kohli is a "role model" for being an epitome of grace even in defeat which shows that the India captain is a secure individual, feels former Pakistan women's cricket team skipper Sana Mir.

India lost to Pakistan for the first time in an ICC global event by 10 wickets in the opening Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.

However, one of the most endearing images from the match was of the Indian captain hugging winning team hero Mohammed Rizwan.

"Virat Kohli handled the defeat with so much grace and I admire his sportsman spirit. It's really good to see the top athletes, who are role models, behaving in the way he did," Mir, a former Pakistan captain, wrote in her column for the ICC's official website.

"It shows a lot of security within, and it means they have a lot of confidence to bounce back," she further wrote.

Mir won't be surprised if India come back in the tournament with some big wins.

"I won't be surprised if India bounce back very quickly and in a big fashion and I hope we can see Pakistan and India play each other again in this tournament.

" On Pakistan, the legendary woman cricketer said she liked skipper Babar Azam's attitude of looking immediately towards the next assignment instead of enjoying a prolonged celebration.

"With this performance, Pakistan have definitely become one of the favourites for the tournament, but it was heartening to see Babar and Shaheen not get carried away when in front of the media, they were focused on the next games," she said.

"It is a great sign that they are staying level-headed and shows the team is going in the right direction," she further wrote.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp