Virat Kohli’s mantra saved Team India’s shame in Hyderabad
Told Shardul Thakur something amazing happened
Indian team won by 12 runs in Hyderabad
New Delhi. The proposed three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand has started. The first match of the prestigious series was played in Hyderabad on 18 January. In a breath-taking match, the Indian team won by 12 runs. Defending the target, all-rounder Shardul Thakur bowled the last over for the Indian team. On the very first ball of this over, opposition batsman Michael Bracewell hit a brilliant six. And the next ball was wide. Thakur was seen under a lot of pressure after hitting a big shot in the opening ball itself. But here the experienced batsman Virat Kohli gave such knowledge to the Indian bowler that it was amazing on the very next ball.
In fact, after hitting a six on the very first ball of the last over, Shardul Thakur was looking absolutely under pressure. On the other hand, after the next ball was wide, when the Indian team was in danger of defeat, Kohli gave his former captaincy experience to Thakur. He advised Thakur to bowl a yorker in front of Bracewell, who was batting explosively. This suggestion of King Kohli also worked and the Indian team managed to win the first match by 12 runs.
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Talk about Shardul Thakur’s performance in the first ODI, then his performance was nothing special. During the batting, he faced three balls while batting at the eighth position for the team. Meanwhile, he was run out after scoring just three runs.
At the same time, even during bowling, he did not show any special effect. He bowled 7.2 overs for the team. Meanwhile, got two successes while spending 54 runs with an economy of 7.36. Finn Allen and Michael Bracewell became Thakur’s victims in the first ODI.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 18:49 IST