Men in Blue led by Virat Kohli finished the year 2019 on a high as the team India sealed the series with a dramatic win over the West Indies by four wickets in front of the packed Barbati crowd at Cuttack. After losing the series opener, the Indian cricket team went on to win the remaining two matches after giving a mesmerizing performance by the Indian batsmen.
Though the Indian bowlers failed to keep the West Indies batsmen away from scoring a mammoth total of 315 runs, but the Indian batsmen gave a stunning reply with their bats.
The fans witnessed a thrilling show by Rohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shardul Thakur, who kept everyone at the edge of their seats and helped India seal the series.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 22, 2019
After the match, Virat Kohli was all praises for the way team India performed throughout the year. Ruling out the last 30 minutes of World Cup’s final, Virat Kohli said 2019 is one of the best years in Indian cricket. He further added that his eyes are all set on the World Cup trophy. He said:
“Having done it so many times you obviously have bit more calmness about it, all you need is a mini partnership and the opposition will start to crumble. Shardul and Jaddu finishing is very good to see, these guys finishing the game is a much bigger thing. I had a nervous look when I walked back, but when I watched Jaddu he looked very confident,”
“It’s been one of the best years in Indian cricket and apart from that 30-minutes at the World Cup, its been a beautiful year. We will keep chasing the World Cup, we have that vision in place. Having a bunch of fast bowlers is a brilliant thing to have in Indian cricket and them taking the attention away from the spinners is a huge statement. We have it in us to win series overseas and our pacers deserve it fully. We are in the process of trying to find how people react to pressure. It’s just about identifying those people and that’s something we will keep striving for.”