Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta praised Virat Kohli for his knock of 76 runs on a difficult wicket at Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica. Deep Dasgupta said that considering the conditions, Kohli played a very good knock in the match.
Virat Kohli scored 76 runs off 182 balls in IND vs WI 1st Test. At a slow batting wicket, Kohli scored 5 boundaries during his entire innings. His first boundary came after playing almost 80 balls. However, every batsman struggled to score runs with ease at the stadium, registering low strike rates.
That Innings From Virat Kohli Was An Innings Of Attrition: Deep Dasgupta
While speaking with ESPNcricinfo about Virat Kohli’s knock in IND vs WI 1st Test, cricketer-turned-commentator Deep Dasgupta said Kohli played an innings of attrition at a difficult batting wicket at Windsor Park.
“That innings from Virat, an innings of attrition – that’s the kind of pitch this was. It’s very difficult to get into a flow on a pitch like this. It will always look scratchy, no matter how well you are batting.
For me, it was still a very good innings, keeping in mind the conditions and how tough it was to score runs. He hung in there and you could see the hunger to get a big innings going. But on a surface like this, you are never set as a batter,” the 46-year-old said.
Deep Dasgupta Praises Ravichandran Ashwin
Deep Dasgupta also hailed Ravichandran Ashwin for an unbelievable bowling spell in the match. The right-arm spinner hunted 12 wickets in IND vs WI 1st Test, picking five-wicket hauls in both innings.
“It’s unbelievable (12 wickets). Obviously, the conditions were very favorable for the spinners. Then again, this highlights how good Ravichandran Ashwin is and has been over the years,” the former India wicketkeeper said.
Meanwhile, India stunned West Indies by an innings and 141 runs in the 1st Test at Windsor Park. Yashasvi Jaiswal won the Player of the Match award for his impeccable knock of 171 on his international debut. With a 1-0 victory, India will wrestle with West Indies in the 2nd Test at Queen’s Park Oval Stadium in Port of Spain. The encounter begins on July 20.