Last Update on: December 19th, 2019 at 12:40 pm
Usually Virat Kohli attracts all the limelight for his exploits with the bat on the cricket field. However, in the ongoing series against West Indies, the India skipper has been making it to the news more for his animated reactions. He had starred for India in the T20I series win as India won the series by 2-1. But more than his impressive knocks, he hogged attention for the famous notebook celebration.
Virat Kohli came up with yet another animated celebration after Kieron Pollard was dismissed during the second ODI in Vizag on Wednesday. Pollard could not even open his account when Mohammed Shami sent him back in the 30th over. And as soon as Pollard edged the ball to the wicketkeeper, Virat Kohli did not stop his emotions get the better of him.
Kohli’s celebration did raise a few eyebrows as Pollard was out for a golden duck. And thus when Pollard addressed the media after the game, one of the journalists asked him the reason behind Kohli’s celebration. However, the West Indies skipper clearly stated that he had no idea about that and Kohli would be the best person to answer that.
“You have to ask him why he is so animated. I can’t answer that for you. It is what it is. You ask him that question and let him answer that. I don’t know. I have no clue,” Pollard said.
Pollard on the loss:
West Indies failed to capitalise on their solid 8-wicket win in the first game. They lost the second game by 107 runs as India drew level in the three-match series. After conceding a mammoth total of 387, West Indies were all out for 280 in the 44th over. At 192 for 3 in the 30th over, the visitors were well on their way to give India a tough fight. However, their innings was derailed after they lost five wickets for 18 runs.
But more than the middle order collapse, Pollard was concerned about the 120 plus runs conceded in the last 10 overs.
“We were in a good position and if you lose wickets frequently, you put yourself on the backfoot. That’s where we faltered in the chase and we accept that,” Pollard said.
“Chasing 388, guys had to go out and express themselves, rather than trying to get in. I thought, where the game changed was in last 10 overs (of Indian innings), we went for a 127 runs, that’s where we lost the momentum in the entire game,” he added.