Sunil Gavaskar Discusses Virat Kohli’s Ban Against New Zealand
- After Virat Kohli’s dismissal by Mitchell Santner for a low score in the first ODI between India and New Zealand on Wednesday in Hyderabad, former Indian cricket team captain Sunil Gavaskar had some harsh words for the right-hander. While Kohli entered the series on the heels of two big hundreds against Sri Lanka, he was unable to carry that momentum over into this series. Kohli was bowled when he failed to connect with a Santner delivery that was pitched straight and bounced slightly.
- “He’s played on the inside of the line, which has allowed the ball to spin wide of the outside. He should have advanced to the ball instead of playing it backward. A long ball, rather than a short one. A slight spin allowed it to sneak past the outside edge of a batter in peak form “And he went on to say.
- In the first one-day international of the three-game series, India beat New Zealand by 12 runs in a nail-biter in Hyderabad on Wednesday. This victory came after Shubman Gill ended the dispute for the opening spot with a coming-of-age double hundred. India was able to reach 349 for eight because of Gill’s magnificent 208 not out off 149 balls, which he used to bat through the innings. It was mostly a one-man show, as Rohit Sharma’s 34 off 38 was the second-greatest score of the innings.
- New Zealand, chasing a large target, was hopeless at 131 for six when Michael Bracewell’s (140 off 78) sensational century brought them back into the game.
- In an effort to rattle India, he put up New Zealand’s biggest seventh-wicket stand in ODIs, scoring 162 runs off 102 balls with fellow left-hander Mitchell Santer (57 runs off 45).
- In front of his home fans, bowler Mohammed Siraj (4/46) delivered the finishing blow as Afghanistan chased down 337 to win the match.
- India won the toss and elected to bat, and when Gill, then only 23 years old, reached 200 runs, he made history as the youngest player ever to do so in an ODI. By doing so, he surpassed the previous mark held by Ishan Kishan, who hit a double century in Bangladesh last month but was then controversially left off the Sri Lanka ODI squad. Only on JioSaavn.com can you hear the newest music.
- The young Indian cricket star, who first caught attention at the 2018 Under-19 World Cup, hit 19 fours and nine sixes, including six more after he reached 150. It was his second consecutive score in the triple digits after his century.
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