IND vs WI: Very Different Fashion! Aakash Chopra Lauds Virat Kohli's Patient Knock Against West Indies 

Updated - 15 Jul 2023, 05:28 PM

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Cricket commentator Aakash Chopra lauded Virat Kohli for his patient knock against West Indies in IND vs WI 1st Test. Virat Kohli scored 76 runs in the match against West Indies, which India won by an innings and 141 runs.

IND vs WI 1st Test witnessed a very different side of the former Indian skipper. Kohli starts slowly up and picks up pace later in his innings. However, Kohli took 182 balls to score 76 runs. He scored his first boundary after playing more than 80 balls.

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The right-handed batter also celebrated his first boundary during his knock. During his knock, Kohli managed to smash 5 boundaries. However, almost every batter struggled to score runs due to the slow outfield at Windsor Park.

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Virat Kohli Played In Very Different Fashion: Aakash Chopra

While speaking on his YouTube channel, cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra hailed Virat Kohli for his patient knock against West Indies. Chopra said that the former India skipper kept his ego aside while batting in the match.

“Virat played in a very different fashion. He hit his first four after 80 balls and celebrated it as well. The biggest thing about this knock was that he kept his ego aside,” Aakash Chopra said.

“We might celebrate him as the king of world cricket but if the pitch is not like that and if you feel that you won’t get fours that easily, he says – ‘No problem, I will wait’. This thing always makes this player special,” said Chopra, who has played 10 Tests for India.

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Meanwhile, India vanquished West Indies by an innings and 144 runs in the 1st Test. With Ravichandran Ashwin’s 5-wicket haul, India bundled out the home team for 150 in 1st innings.

Later, with brilliant knocks by Rohit Sharma (103), Yashasvi Jaiswal (171), and Virat Kohli (76), India declared their innings at 421-5 in 1st innings, taking a 271-run lead. Ravichandran Ashwin arrived with the lethal attack in the 2nd innings too picking 7 wickets this time.

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As a result, West Indies were bowled out for just 130 in the 2nd innings and lost the match by a gigantic margin. With the victory, India lead the two-match series 1-0. IND vs WI 2nd Test begins on July 20 at Queen’s Park Oval.

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