“Shreyas Iyer Took Pressure Off Me”: Virat Kohli After India’s ODI Series Win Against West Indies

Shreyas Iyer Took Pressure Off Me: Virat Kohli After India

“We want to have people take responsibilty at different batting positions. He completely played in full control and was putting pressure on the bowlers,” Kohli added.

Kohli hammered his second consecutive hundred to guide India to a series-clinching victory. 

Earlier, Chris Gayle smashed his way to a 72-run knock and powered the hosts to a competitive 240 for seven in the rain-curtailed match after they elected to bat.    

India were set a stiff revised 255-run target on Duckworth-Lewis method but Kohli’s unsatiable appetite for runs and young Iyer’s assuring support to his skipper meant that it eventually turned out to be a comfortable six-wicket win which translated into a 2-0 series victory.

The weather continued to play havoc in this tour of India as the rain forced two interruptions.

Kohli said India were “a bit nervous” with the rain interruptions but their bowlers did a great job.

“We were a bit nervous when the rain break happened. We felt that with DLS, the game can go out of our reach. The outfield got wet as well, we thought they could capitalise but the bowlers did a great job,” the Indian captain said.

It was India’s ninth consecutive ODI series win, at home and away, over the West Indies.

(With PTI inputs)

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