Fans Are Hailing ‘Captain’ Virat Kohli For Predicting Prasidh Krishna’s Brilliance: The Indian cricket team thrashed England by 66 runs in the first ODI match at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium, Pune to take the lead in the ongoing three-match series.
Before the game kickstarted, Virat Kohli lost the toss, and team India was asked to bat first. The home side amassed a big total of 317 runs for 5 in the allotted 50 overs. Responding to this, England cricketers started on a great note however they lost their way and were eventually all out for 251 runs in the 43rd over of the game.
Meanwhile, young Indian bowler Prasidh Krishna who was playing his maiden ODI match impressed one and all with his stunning performance. Krishna became the first-ever Indian to take a 4 wicket-haul on ODI debut. He ended up with the figures of 4 wickets for 54 runs, which also included a maiden over.
Though, he had a disastrous start with the new ball as he conceded 37 runs in his first three overs. However, the Indian skipper showed his faith in him and gave him another chance. And Krishna made full use of the opportunity given to him by bouncing back in style by picking 4 wickets for 17 runs in his next 5.1 overs.
Virat Kohli’s prediction: It was last year when the Indian skipper Virat Kohli had predicted that Prasidh Krishna “could possibly be an X-factor” for India and Prasidh was exactly what Kohli had predicted.
Here, you can watch the video of the same:
— Tanmay Sharma ?? ❤ (@TanmayS26) March 20, 2021
Meanwhile, social media is flooded with amazing reactions from Twitterati on this. From fans, cricketers to experts, everyone is applauding the performance of Prasidh Krishna. There are many who are appreciating the captaincy of King Kohli, who trusted the talent of Krishna and gave him another opportunity.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Virat Kohli will be one of the happiest man, he mentioned the name of Prasidh Krishna as surprise package from nowhere in 2020 and one year later he made his debut and got the record of best bowling by an Indian in ODI format on debut. pic.twitter.com/wqk6t6M8cz
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 23, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 23, 2021
Even after 3 worst overs from Prasidh, Virat gave the ball to Prasidh & he delivered with 2 wickets.
Massively UnderRated Captain on field.
— Surya (@SuryaRCB1) March 23, 2021
2020 : Virat said, Prasidh will be one of the bowlers to look out for in future.
2021 : He literally bowled a game changing spell.
Captain Kohli's Vision ?
— Surya (@SuryaRCB1) March 23, 2021
came in after the openers were on a mission to put everyone to sleep, accelerated the innings.
to 250 all out
don't need to say much, this is some of the finest LOI captaincy you will see, used prasidh, shardul and bhuvi perfectly.
tell dhoni we're coming for the throne pic.twitter.com/T1oTOsxreb
— / (@nowayvirat) March 23, 2021
Also Kohli speaking about Prasidh even when he wasn't part of the squad , any other captain…this would have blown out by now. https://t.co/YhpR90aet8
— Sunil (@Hitting_Middle) March 23, 2021
Absolute Class Captaincy by Virat Kohli. He gives the ball to Prasidh Krishna and he picked 2 Wickets in 2 Overs then he Gives the ball to Shardul Thakur, he picked 3 wickets in 2 Overs. Outstanding Captaincy from Virat Kohli.
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) March 23, 2021
— CA हूं (@gupta96_) March 23, 2021
People gave credit to Rohit Sharma for finding Pandya's talent in the MI camp.
But my captain Virat had an eye on prasidh Krishna who is not even an RCB bowler.
Levels are staggering ?
— Sai Krishna (@SaiKingkohli) March 23, 2021
From 135 – 0 to 176 – 5
Bowling changes, captaincy ? @imVkohli
— A (@_shortarmjab_) March 23, 2021