Google CEO Sundar Pichai shared his warm wishes on Diwali, saying that he celebrated the festival by watching India’s thrilling victory over Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on a re-run on Monday.
Notably, Virat Kohli smashed a stunning half-century to lift India to a four-wicket win on the final ball against arch-rivals Pakistan in a classic T20 World Cup match on Sunday that unfolded in front of a massive Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd.
“Happy Diwali! Hope everyone celebrating has a great time with your friends and family. I celebrated by watching the last three overs again today, what a game and performance #Diwali #TeamIndia #T20WC2022,” he tweeted
However, a Pakistan troll took a dig at Sundar’s Diwali tweet referring to the last three overs of the India vs Pakistan match, asking him to watch the first three overs. The Google CEO then came back with an epic reply to shut down the troll. Sundar said, “Did that too:) what a spell from Bhuvi and Arshdeep.’
Pichai was referring to the first three overs of the match when Arshdeep sent Pakistani captain Babar Azam and prolific run-getter Mohammed Rizwan back to the pavilion in a fiery spell. Sundar’s witty response had Indian social media users in awe as they reacted to his epic takedown of a Pakistani troll.
For the unversed, 48 runs were scored by India in the last three overs (mentioned by Sundar Pichai in his tweet), the joint-most target runs chased by any team in the final three overs in the men’s T20 World Cup.
Kohli’s ability to win matches for India had come under the scanner due to a prolonged lean patch and with his knock, he proved that he remains one of the best chasers in world cricket — something that his captain Rohit Sharma acknowledged after the heart-stopping game. “Well, it’s a surreal atmosphere. I honestly have no words. I have no idea how that happened,” Kohli said after his incredible knock.
“Hardik kept telling me, just believe we can stay till the end. I’m lost for words.” It started in the 19th over when Kohli smashed Haris Rauf for back-to-back sixes. Cricket indeed is a leveler, as Rauf, after 22 splendid deliveries, bowled two bad ones and it changed the complexion of the game.