Sport

Bowlers Came Back Strongly After the Start: Virat Kohli

Bowlers Came Back Strongly After the Start: Virat Kohli”

The recent results too haven't been exactly flattering for Sri Lanka. But, the situation changed when Indian females replied them back as well.

A smile breaks out on Malinga's face, the smile of the vanquished, and Kohli responds with a smile, the smile of the benign conqueror. The ball was coming onto the bat like a dream under lights and Shikhar (Dhawan) and me enjoyed batting together. The Indians thrashed Sri Lanka left, right and center to register a thumping nine-wicket win in the series opener. The hosts collapsed from 139 for one and were bowled out for 216 runs, which India chased down with 21.1 overs to spare yesterday.

"It swings between hurt and embarrassment", Sri Lanka's interim coach Nic Pothas said following the match, as quoted on CricBuzz. Pothas, who took up coaching duties after Graham Ford quit mid-contract end of June, said there had been too many changes. On the first delivery of the 5th over, Dhawan and Rohit fumbled as they tried to steal a run. Dhawan has been in good form ever since his comeback in the Champions Trophy, and his personal scores reflect the mass appeal. His new attitude, rather a return to his debut demeanour, has impressed skipper Kohli and his fans. That was Shikhar born-again Dhawan.

Mathews apart, other middle-order batsmen Upul Tharanga (13), Chamara Kapugedera (1) Wanidu Hasaranga (2) scored a total of 16 runs only. Anushka is in Sri Lanka and giving moral support to Virat Kohli for ODI matches against Sri Lanka. The main thing is someone has to get a big one.

"Axar brings something with the bat and he's a gun fielder". Sri Lankan fans and former players, the 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga being the most vehement critic, have lashed out, blaming the administration.

Dhawan only returned to the Test side for the Sri Lanka series due to an illness to young star KL Rahul, however his stunning 190 on the opening day of the first Test forced the selectors to keep him on, and he repaid the faith in the third Test with a fine 119.

Obviously and expectedly, the Indians have set the pace in the limited-over series as well.

It seems the relationship has gone to the next level!

The writer is a freelance contributor based in India.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


22 August 2017
Some of the dead and injured in Spain's terror attacks
Argentina's Foreign Ministry said Ms Pereyra, 40, who had dual Spanish-Argentinian citizenship, was among the dead. He said he had taken refuge behind locked doors with dozens of other people in a nearby church.

22 August 2017
Should Boston Remove Its Confederate Monument? 24:30 Download
We chasten this president , knowing that a majority of voters across the Sauk Valley voted for Donald Trump 9 months ago. Trump initially stated that there was violence "on many sides", as NPR has reported .

22 August 2017
Goodbye Hannah: Teen who melted our hearts has died
After returning home, Hannah was referred by a physiotherapist to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle where she was diagnosed. Hodkinson rode in the vehicle with Hannah to the event, and even cut a cake with her in front of all of the attendees.

22 August 2017
Dean Ambrose Is Now a Grand Slam Champion, Latest Canvas 2 Canvas
Down to three, Strowman was unable to secure a victory and was busy breaking up a Coquina Clutch Joe administered to Reigns. Shinsuke Nakamura was distracted by the Singh Brothers, who he dealt with by smashing them with vicious kicks to the face.

22 August 2017
Android Oreo - Leaked Images suggest at Oreo
A newly leaked image is further hinting at Oreo as Android O when it comes to the name for the next version of Android . The image has been tweeted by Evan Blass, a well-known leaker of the upcoming software, products, and tech services.

22 August 2017
A Crown Prince walked into a Brisbane bar......eventually
The state's ID scanning laws have been heavily criticised by industry concerned they would affect punter numbers and experiences. Last month Brisbane's award-winning bar the Greshham was forced to turn away a group of highly respected French winemakers.

22 August 2017
Australia 'suicidal' for playing war games: North Korea
Moon, who took office in May, announced on his 100th day in office that US and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea. The latest sanctions were imposed after North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.

22 August 2017
Wenger admits returning Sanchez will not be at his best
When you lose a game, you lose a game, but we didn't lose against Stoke only because of bad defending on the ball. He's not played now for six weeks and it's hard to be at your best in the first game straight away", he said.

22 August 2017
Mumbai University Declares TYBA 2017 Results
This has resulted in infringement of their fundamental rights and have also caused them a mental agony. Lets see what the things take place further and by what time the university declares its results.

22 August 2017
England Striker Claims Manager Used A Sickening Racial Toward Her
Aluko has not played for England since making the complaint, and subsequently reached a settlement of around £80,000 with the FA. I laughed because I was in shock. "Now I've been part of many dressing rooms".