Former Indian bowler Zaheer Khan has lauded team India’s performance after they created history by defeating New Zealand 5-0 in the recently concluded T20I series. The Men in Blue stormed past their opponents on away soil, and for only the third time in history have India won a T20 series by whitewashing the opposition.
The other two blanks came against West Indies in 2019 and versus Australia in 2016.
India were clearly the better team in all departments, and the cherry on top of the cake will be their two back to back super over wins versus New Zealand.
Team India’s 2011 World Cup hero Zaheer is ‘expecting things to get even better’ in the upcoming ODI and Test series versus the Black Caps.
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India’s 5-0 victory a huge achievement: Zaheer Khan
Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan was quick to acknowledge India’s superiority versus New Zealand. He also felt that Virat Kohli’s men should take pride in their performances versus the Kiwis.
Speaking to the media after India’s last match of the series, Zaheer said, “I am expecting things to get better. New Zealand were having a tough time, they tried to find answers to beat this Indian team. But I feel 5-0 victory is a huge achievement.”
After the conclusion of the T20I series, India will resume their tour of New Zealand with a three-match ODI series, that begins on Wednesday. Despite the home side’s struggles, Zaheer expects them to bounce back in the ODIs and give India a tough fight.
“They should take a lot of pride from what they have done from the New Zealand. It is definitely going to be a tough (ODI) series for New Zealand.
“For India, it is about maintaining that momentum and carrying the confidence from the previous series win to the ODI and test matches,” he said.
Earlier in the day, former Kiwis coach Mike Hesson picked India as his favourites for the three-match Test series versus New Zealand, which begins after the ODIs.
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