On Wednesday, India thrashed West Indies in the final T20I at Wankhede in Mumbai and won the three-match series with 2-1. Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, the Men in Blue made a massive score of 240 in 20 overs and the Men in Marron managed to add 173 runs in reply.
Indian captain once again stepped ahead and took the Windies bowlers to the cleaners by scoring 70 off 29 deliveries. The brutal display of batting from Kohli crushed the opposition’s bowlers.
During the post-match presentation, Kohli, who is married to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, gifted his electrifying knock to his wife as the match collided with their second wedding anniversary. He claimed this inning to be one of his best.
“It was a pretty special innings and also being our second wedding anniversary, it was a special gift. It was a special night and one of the best innings I have played in T20 and we won,” said Kohli.
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Apart from the skipper, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul also punished the Windies bowlers and made 71 and 91 respectively. The duo added 135 runs for the opening wicket. Kohli praised the openers for their magnificent performance that laid the foundation for the mammoth total.
“You have to do it out there in the middle to gain confidence from it. I think two guys in the middle with clarity, the way Rahul and Rohit played today, that is the key,” added Kohli.
India doesn’t have a good record while batting first and after putting up the massive score of the board, Kohli was charged-up. The 31-year-old also hit 7 sixes in his blistering knock.
“We had spoken a lot. It was about going out on the field and executing. I had the opportunity to do something different, which I don’t usually do. I told KL to stay on till the end, and said I’ll try and smash a few,” Kohli added further.
India’s next meeting with West Indies is on December 15 when the two sides will kick off the three-match ODI series, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.