WI VS IND: Rohit Sharma Shares Why They Back Avesh Khan over Bhuvneshwar Kumar
WI VS IND: Team India have faced a defeat to West Indies in the second T20I against West Indies on August 1. Captain Rohit Sharma chose not to use Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the death and the responsibility was given to Avesh Khan which left everyone surprised as well. The hosts needed just 16 runs from their last two overs to level the series and the experienced Kumar still had two overs left and he had conceded just 12 runs in the match at St. Kitts as well. Are you looking for legal betting sites in India on the go? If yes, read more here.
However, Arshdeep Singh bowled an amazing penultimate over, conceding just six runs. However, Avesh Khan, who Sharma chose to bowl in the final over, couldn’t leave the mark. The 25-year-old pacer bowled a no-ball off the very first delivery and then gave away a four and a six that helped the Windies level the series. While speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit Sharma revealed why he backed Abvesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh over Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s experience.
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He said: “We know what Bhuvi does for us; he has been doing it for years. Unless you give chances to guys like Avesh and Arshdeep, you’ll never know. But it is just one game. They have the skills and the talent and it is all about backing them.”
However, despite the loss, the veteran was proud of the way his bowlers made things difficult for the opponent as well. However, the hosts reached the finish line on the back of a half-century from Brandon King (68) at the top and a stunning knock from Devon Thomas (31* off 19) to chase down the total with four balls to spare.
Sharma added: “I am really proud of the bowlers and the team. Targets such as these can get over in 13-14 overs, but we dragged it to the last over. I think the guys executed their plans and really happy with the way they bowled.”
With this win, West Indies has leveled the series. The third T20I will be played at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts on August 2. It will be interesting to see which team will take the lead.
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