Virat Kohli heaped praise on fast bowler Shardul Thakur for impressive batting in the third One-day International against the West Indies in Cuttack on Sunday. After opting to bowl, India couldn’t stop the West Indies from scoring a confident total of 315/5 in 50 overs. After brilliant start by Rohit Sharma (63), KL Rahul (77) and Virat Kohli (85), India lost three batsmen for a single digit score. Ravindra Jadeja remained not out on 39 and Shardul Thakur unbeaten on a six-ball 17 as India chased down the tough target with eight balls to spare.
Shardul Thakur, who scored a six and two boundaries, impressed Kohli to an extent that the Indian skipper amazed his fans with a tweet in Marathi for the Maharashtra-born bowler.
Kohli tweeted: “Tula maanla re Thakur”, which translates to “hats off to you Thakur”.
“Shardul and Jaddu finishing is very good to see, these guys finishing the game is a much bigger thing. I had a nervous look when I walked back, but when I watched Jaddu he looked very confident,” Kohli had said at the post match presentation on Sunday.
India won the third ODI to clinch the three-match series 2-1, having won the three-match T20 International rubber 2-1 earlier this month.
Source By NDTV