Virat Kohli-led Team India made the 71st Republic Day more joyous for their country as they thumped New Zealand in the second T20I at Eden Park in Auckland.
On January 26, after winning the toss and opting to bat first, the Black Caps managed to post 132/5 on the board. Indian bowlers had a turn around from the last game and choked the Kiwi batsmen throughout the innings. Opener Martin Guptill (33 off 20) and wicketkeeper Tim Seifert (33 off 26) were the top scorers for the hosts, whereas Ravindra Jadeja picked two wickets for the Indian team.
In the run chase, KL Rahul made unbeaten 57, and Shreyas Iyer scored 44 runs propelling India to victory with seven wickets in hand.
After the consecutive wins in Auckland, the elated Indian team members took to Twitter and wished the countrymen on the occasion of Republic Day 2020.
Here are the wishes of the Indian team:
Stronger together. 🙌🏼 Happy Republic Day to all of us. Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/HRP8fQ27XS
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 26, 2020
Wishing all my fellow Indians happy 71st Republic Day. Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 26, 2020
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) January 26, 2020
Clinical team effort 💪💪
Wishing you a Happy Republic Day. 🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/sCa4sDprzY
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 26, 2020
Happy Republic Day to all the Indians across the world🌍 Jai hind🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Ju1bBsyvGu
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) January 26, 2020
Honoured & privileged to be stepping out on the field to represent our great nation! 🇮🇳
Happy Republic day India! 🇮🇳
Jai Hind. pic.twitter.com/IFQw9j42iy
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) January 26, 2020
🇮🇳 Happy Republic Day 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/XotTRzU9d7
— Shivam Dube (@IamShivamDube) January 26, 2020