Yes, the Indian skipper even had a go with the ball and managed to take a wicket on the final delivery of his first over. This victory sets India up to face New Zealand in the semi-finals, and it’s worth noting that Sharma was bowling after a gap of seven years. His last wicket was back in 2012 against Australia, making this recent scalp a significant achievement after a span of 4284 days.
Fans were ecstatic at seeing their idol try his hand at bowling, and social media platforms were flooded with reactions from Hitman fans. India’s dominant performance with both bat and ball resulted in a historic win, allowing the team to break its previous best streak in a single edition from 2003. Five Indian batters scored over 50 runs, with two of them surpassing 100, while even the team’s bowlers, including Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, and skipper Rohit Sharma, contributed to the victory. Netherlands never stood a chance at chasing the large target set by India at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.