IND vs WI: Virat Kohli praised Group India’s “nice character” after the win in 2nd T20I.© BCCI
Former skipper Virat Kohli lauded Group India’s efficiency towards the West Indies within the second T20I on Friday. Kohli and Rishabh Pant’s high quality knocks had been backed up by a spirited bowling efficiency on the loss of life by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel as India defeated the West Indies by eight runs to seal the collection with a match remaining. Kohli scored 52 runs off 41 balls earlier than Pant and Venkatesh Iyer helped India put up 186 within the 20 overs.
“Went all the way down to the wire. Nice character on show,” Kohli posted after India’s win.
In the meantime, Pant praised Venkatesh Iyer and stated the younger batter is a mature cricketer, who reads the state of affairs very nicely.
“Whenever you come down the order, you understand the state of affairs. He (Iyer) is somebody who reads the state of affairs rather well. We talked about maintaining it easy and never making an attempt too many issues. The plan was easy, see the ball, hit the ball,” stated Pant within the post-match press convention.
“He (Iyer) is a mature cricketer. He used to minimize the order for MP. Sure, within the IPL he’s opening, however we will not be considering an excessive amount of about that. Within the Indian staff, we’re simply looking for totally different positions for various individuals,” he added.
With this win, India took an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match collection and the ultimate T20I will likely be performed on Sunday on the Eden Gardens.
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