captain Rohit Sharma Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team has also captured the series by defeating West Indies in the second match of the T20I series. Actually, the 3-match T20I series between India and West Indies is being played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India took the lead in the series by defeating West Indies in the first match of the series on 16 February and now today India has also won the second match. Due to which India has won this T20I series by 2-0. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India’s game is coming to the fore.
India won by 8 runs in the second match
Let us tell you that today the second match of the 3-match T20I series between India and West Indies was played at the Eden Gardens. In which the visiting team won the toss and called India to bat first. India’s innings had a very poor start, Rohit Sharma and Ishaan were dismissed early after playing a bad short but after that, thanks to the half-century innings of Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant, Team West Indies gave a huge target of 187 runs. Both Virat and Rishabh played a brilliant innings of 52 runs. Virat looked in good touch today after a long time.
In response, the West Indies team had achieved this big target to some extent, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel bowled amazingly in the 18th and 19th overs respectively and turned the match towards India. Although Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell batted brilliantly for the West Indies, both players also completed their respective half-centuries. But failed to get the team to cross the threshold of victory, due to which the Windies lost the second match of the series, but at the same time the T20I series after the ODI series also lost against India.
Rohit Sharma read ballads in praise of players
Captain Rohit Sharma has praised his players after winning the second match of the series against West Indies. He said about Bhuvneshwar Kumar that
“Experience plays a role. He was making good use of yorkers and bouncers. We believe in his talent.”
At the same time, Rohit said about Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant that,
“It was a very important innings for Virat, he took the pressure off me as well. Pant and Iyer also finished the innings in great style.
After this, Rohit Sharma has also praised Venkatesh Iyer fiercely in the press conference. But even in the context of fielding performance, it has been said that due to poor performance, he has been slightly dispointed. Rohit Sharma said about Venkatesh Iyer that,
“Very happy to see how he has progressed. It is very pleasant to see such maturity. He backs his skills and that’s what every captain wants. In the end, he wanted to bowl an over as well. We need such characters in our team.”
Regarding the fielding of the team, Rohit said that “We were a little sluggish on the field. I am a little disappointed by this. Had we taken that catch, the game would have been different.”
The captain was also seen praising the opposition team
When Rohit Sharma was asked about the tremendous batting of West Indies in the press conference, he told that,
“When you are playing against these guys, there is always fear. We knew it would be a little tough. We were very well prepared. Under pressure, we have executed all our plans well.”
However, now the third match of the series will be played at Eden Gardens on Sunday, 20 February. Which is now just a formality. At the same time, India will now be eyeing a clean sweep of West Indies in T20Is after ODIs. However, after winning the series, some changes can also be seen in the team. Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav and Shreyas Iyer can be given a chance to play team management in the last and third matches.