India vs New Zealand 2019: Virat Kohli Lauds Boys After A Crushing Victory In 5th ODI
What an astounding victory it was at Wellington for Indian National Cricket Team. They have completely outsmarted the opposition with their brilliance on the field despite starting the game on a poor note. Meanwhile, the regular Indian skipper Virat Kohli lauds boys for their exceptional effort to seal the game.
India opened their innings with poor numbers on the board. They have lost three big fishes, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni under 17 runs alongside the youngster Shubman Gill. However, Rayudu and Vijay Shankar showed their mettle to balance the ship.
Though an unfortunate run out saw Vijay Shankar walking back, the classy Ambati Rayudu has knocked the ball like a dream. There was a century on offer for Rayudu but walked back with 90 runs to his name. Then came the onslaught from Hardik Pandya, who dismantled Kiwis bowlers to all corners of the park.
Shows the character we have – Virat Kohli
Defending the moderate 251-run tally on the board, Indian bowlers showed great character in the middle. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers while Mohammad Shami also showed his class in the middle.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, who is currently in a rest period, quoted that it was a fantastic fightback from India after the initial hiccup. Further, he praised the character shown by the boys to end the ODI series on a high note.
Digging into his tweet, it read ”Great come back from a tough situation early on to make it 4-1. Shows the character we have. Well done boys. Jai Hind.”
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 3, 2019
Currently, Virat Kohli is away from the team, as he has been rested for the last couple of ODI games. He will also miss the upcoming 3-match T20I series for the Indian National Cricket Team. In his absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the side.
Virat Kohli will return to the game of cricket when Australia visits India for an ODI series. After that, he will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are yet to win a single championship.