Great Win Boys, Tremendous Knocks Under Pressure: Kohli

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Virat Kohli Praised India
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Virat Kohli, India’s regular captain, couldn’t hold his joy as a younger Indian team battled from behind to beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the 2nd One-Day International in Colombo. With their efforts on Tuesday, Team India won the three-match ODI series. Let’s look at Why Virat Kohli Praised India.

Virat Kohli Praised India

Kohli, along with other superstars like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah as well as KL Rahul, would not be participating for India in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, they are in England with the Test squad. Kohli and Co., are preparing for the five-match Test series versus the Three Lions, which will begin on 04’ August, a 3-day match with County Select XI.

However, the Indian squad in England, including Kohli, were hooked to their desktops, monitoring India versus Sri Lanka 2nd ODI stream live.

Kohli turned to Tweet to convey his excitement after Deepak Chahar smashed the run chase for India during the first delivery of the last over.

“Great win by the boys. From a tough situation to pull it off was an amazing effort. Great to watch. Well done DC and Surya. Tremendous knocks under pressure,” tweeted Kohli.

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India have lost half of their team for 116 runs, despite needing 276 runs to win. Suryakumar Yadav scored his first ODI fifty, while Deep Chahar and Suryakumar Yadav put on an uninterrupted 84-run eighth-wicket partnership to get India home.

“That was some performance by team India. Solid grit shown right through,” tweeted Rohit.

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As captain Kohli, as well as vice-captain Rahane, were rest due to injury, Rohit Sharma, who was guiding India in the County XI encounter, praised the younger Indian side’s effort.

Chahar (69*) came in to bat at 8th place and got turned around with an 82-ball knock that included 7 fours, along with the deciding boundary, and one 6. Hasaranga hit early, dismissing Prithvi Shaw for 13 during his first over, the third of the innings, and subsequently trapping Dhawan lbw, despite the umpire’s judgment being appealed by Sri Lanka.

Yadav, who made his ODI debut in the previous encounter, contributed to two combinations, along with a 44-run sixth-wicket stand alongside Pandya. He hit his first fifty against Lakshan Sandakan but was bowled for lbw at five balls later by the left-arm wrist spinner. Hasaranga dismissed Pandya for 35 runs to give Sri Lanka confidence, but Chahar, whose best finish was 12(previously), had a career-best performance with the bat.

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