India open T20 WC campaign with a crushing eight-wicket win over Ireland

Rohit Sharma’s unexpected upper arm injury dampened the spirits, yet India’s formidable pace attack proved too much for an inexperienced Ireland, securing a comfortable eight-wicket victory in their T20 World Cup opener. Following Rohit’s departure due to injury after a well-crafted half-century (52 off 37 balls), India faced a moment of concern. However, the quartet of pace bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, showcased their prowess, complemented by Arshdeep Singh and a resurgent Hardik Pandya.