The Indian cricket team gained an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series against the West Indies cricket team because of a combined team effort. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant registered a fifty each, Venkatesh Iyer played a handy cameo and the bowlers did an impressive job as India won their second consecutive T20I series under new captain Rohit Sharma.
After the win against the West Indies team, Sharma expressed his happiness over Virat Kohli’s half-century and mentioned that the shots played by Kohli were pleasing to the eyes.
When asked about Kohli’s 52-run knock at the post-match presentation in Kolkata, Rohit Sharma said:
“It was very important innings from Virat. The way he started off, took the pressure of me as well. We didn’t start well in the first two overs, then he came in and started playing those shots which was very pleasing to the eye.”
Rohit Sharma will have to manage without Virat Kohli in the next four T20I matches
The BCCI has given a bio-bubble break to both Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant ahead of the third T20I against the West Indies team. The two-star players were in bio-bubble for a long and deserved a break, which is why they will miss the next match and the next series against the Sri Lankan team.
Both batters played match-winning knocks in the last match, and their absence will hurt the Indian team’s balance. Nevertheless, captain Rohit Sharma can be backed to use the available resources well and guide the nation to another series win.
The third T20I between the Indian team and the West Indies team will happen tomorrow evening at the Eden Gardens. It will be interesting to see if the Men in Blue can complete a whitewash, or the 2-time ICC T20 World Cup winners end their tour on a winning note.