former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta praised Virat Kohli for his 76-run strike on difficult ground at Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica. Deep Dasgupta said that considering the conditions, Kohli played a very good shot in the match.
virat kohli scored 76 runs off 182 balls in IND vs WI 1st Test. On a slow batting turf, Kohli scored 5 bounds during all of his innings. His first delimitation came after playing almost 80 balls. However, each batsman struggled to score runs with ease in the stadium, posting poor hit rates.
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Those Virat Kohli tickets were attrition tickets: Deep Dasgupta
While speaking to ESPNcricinfo about Virat Kohli’s hitting in the IND vs WI 1st Test, cricketer-turned-commentator Deep Dasgupta said Kohli played a wearing innings on a difficult batting wicket at Windsor Park.
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“Those Virat innings, an attrition inning, that’s the kind of pitch it was. It is very difficult to flow in a field like this. It will always look rough no matter how well you are hitting.
For me, it was still very good innings, considering the conditions and how difficult it was to score runs. He endured and you could see the hunger to have a big entrance. But on a surface like this, you’re never ready as a hitter,” said the 46-year-old.
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Deep Dasgupta Praises Ravichandran Ashwin
Deep Dasgupta also greeted Ravichandran Ashwin for an amazing bowling spell in the match. The right-arm spinner caught 12 wickets in the IND vs WI 1st Test, picking up five-wicket hauls in both innings.
“It’s unbelievable (12 wickets). Obviously, the conditions were very favorable for the spinners. On the other hand, this highlights how good Ravichandran Ashwin is and has been over the years,” said the former India wicketkeeper.
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Meanwhile, India stunned the West Indies by an innings and 141 runs in the first Test at Windsor Park. Yashasvi Jaiswal he won the Man of the Match award for his flawless 171 stroke on his international debut. With a 1-0 win, India will battle the West Indies in the second test at Queen’s Park Oval Stadium in Port of Spain. The meeting begins on July 20.
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