It was a perfect Paisa Vasool show at Visakhapatnam tonight. The incredible knocks by Virat Kohli, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope kept the audience on the edge of the seats throughout the game. However, in the end, it was a drawn game with both the team scores tied.
Initially, the exceptional knock by Virat Kohli and the decent 73-run knock by Ambati Rayudu helped India to put 321 on the board. Virat Kohli went on to knock a solid unbeaten 157 off just 129 deliveries to his name.
In the end, it was a fair result – Virat Kohli
Speaking of the game, Virat Kohli termed that the game has been great with both the sides fighting till the last moment. He also lauded the partnership between Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer, who kept Windies in the chase.
Further, he feels that both the teams deserve the draw. On a concluding note, Virat Kohli quoted that Ambati Rayudu is someone, whom they are looking like the long-term option for number 4 for Team India.
”It was a great game of cricket, great to be part of it. Full house and Windies showed a great fight. A beautiful partnership between both those guys and in the end it was a fair result. I’m pretty proud of my milestone. It’s something we decided pre-game, it was hot and humid,” Virat Kohli quoted in the post-match presentation.
”In big tournaments, we might be batting first and we have to embrace every challenge that comes our way. The pitch was drastically different, we put up a challenge in front of us today and luckily we got the draw and we will take it happily. I’m sure everyone enjoyed and the Windies deserved a draw at least and I think we deserved a draw too,” he added.
Ambati Rayudu is in good form – Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper felt that Ambati Rayudu is in fine form and the team management is looking at him as the solution for the vows in middle-order. Further, he concluded it by praising Windies once again.
”Rayudu is someone we are looking at as a permanent number four. He is in a good momentum and good form and Shai has got great talent. Hetmyer as well. They took on us and didn’t give us any chance whatsoever,” he ended.
However, it has been a fantastic match at Visakhapatnam. Both the teams played their heart out to seal the victory for the team. But, in the end, cricket was the real winner.