Never seen a spell like that in India – Rohit Sharma hails Prasidh Krishna
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma lauded Prasidh Krishna for his brilliant match-winning spell against West Indies in the second ODI to hand India the title for the three-match series.
Rohit Sharma after winning the three-match ODI series against West Indies on Wednesday hailed Prasidh Krishna for his impact in the second ODI. Rohit also added that before the conclusion of the third ODI, Shikhar Dhawan will be back who along with Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Navdeep Saini got tested positive for Covid-19.
Rohit gave his remarks in the post-match presentation that came after India registered a 44-run win in the second ODI to gain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Prasidh Krishna’s was the top pick among Indian bowlers with a four-wicket haul that helped India defend 237 and defeat West Indies by 44 runs in the second ODI at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
“Obviously winning the series is a good feeling. There were some challenges. The partnership between Rahul and Surya had a lot of maturity. We got to a respectable total in the end. We knew we could fight it out. The entire unit came out and bowled superbly. It is important for these guys to bat under pressure and that is how you will judge their character,”Rohit told host broadcaster Star Sports at the post-match presentation.
“We don’t mind losing a few games trying out a few things because it is important to look at the long-term goals. We will see what works out well for the team combination. I was a little surprised to see no dew. I have never seen a spell like that in India for a long time now. Prasidh bowled with a lot of pace and kept it going. The others complimented him,”he added.
Earlier today, Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul have played a decent knock of 64 and 49 but the hosts kept on losing wickets at regular intervals, and in the end, West Indies restricted India to 237/9 in the allotted fifty overs. For the West Indies, Alzarri Joseph and Odean Smith was the top pick among bowlers after scalping two wickets each.
“Surya had to take his time and understand what the team wants from him. KL also batted superbly as he is consistently up and down in the order. I have been asked to try something different. We wanted to try it one game. Shikhar should be back for the next game,”said Rohit.
“When you have five bowlers and Deepak being sixth, you always need to keep rotating the bowlers,”he added.
The final and third ODI of the series will be played on Friday at Narendra Modi Stadium.