Indian batters shocked the cricket fans when they turned their ‘Bazball’ mode on in the 2nd innings of the 2nd Test match against West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. The Men in Blue got the massive 183-run lead after they wrapped up the Windies on the score of just 255 runs thanks to Mohammed Siraj’s fifer.
Meanwhile, India’s wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan, who came to bat at no. 4 and smashed a quick half-century, revealed that Virat Kohli who usually comes at no. 4 sacrificed his position and pushed Kishan to bat ahead. He said that Kohli told him to play his natural game.
“Was really special. I knew what the team needed from me. Everyone backed me. Virat backed me and told me to go and play my game. Let’s hope we will finish the game tomorrow. It was Virat bhai who took the initiative and told me that I should go in. There was a slow left-arm bowler who was bowling. It was a good call for the team. Sometimes you need to take these calls. We had the plan that we will play 10-12 overs after the rain break and score 70-80 runs. We wanted a 370-380 target.” Kishan said in the post-match interview.
It was one of my dreams to get into the whites: Ishan Kishan
Kishan also talked about how will they approach on Day 5 as India need 8 wickets to win the match while the Caribbean side need 289 runs to level the series. Kishan said that they will try to hit the right areas and get early breakthroughs. The left-hander also talked about how it felt after playing in the historical white jersey.
“It should be a good game tomorrow. We need to hit the right areas and important to get early wickets. It was one of my dreams to get into the whites. I just wanted to go in and hit every ball. Mostly thankful to my parents who have always supported me.” Kishan said.
Here’s how fans reacted:
After winning in west indies in all formats, we will be labeled as world beaters…….And then asia cup will happen!!
— Aman Vadehra (@AmanVadehra1) July 24, 2023
— ❤️🔥 (@Templatestealer) July 24, 2023
Permanent silence for those who thought Rohit is on ground captain
— God Of Mischief (@hewhoremains444) July 24, 2023
Kishan gave tight slap to insecure chokhit
— Abhinand achuzz (@ravisha47243966) July 24, 2023
लंगर बंट रहा है कैसे भूखा रहने दे तुझे उसने तो खा लिया भर पेट
— विश्वास सिंह (@singh_vish86743) July 24, 2023
Wo khudko to back kar bhi paa rha hai tujhe back karega. Rohit ki vajah se hi team me hai bhai tu kyuki wo mi ka captain hai bas aur kuch nhi
— Prashant Bhardwaj🇮🇳 (@sharmapacific) July 24, 2023
Virat Bhaiya never backed himself to win a trophy 😤😤😤😤
— Anti-Hÿpôčřîťę 👮 (@ChahiyeKisko) July 24, 2023
Ishan indirectly saying King is still the leader of this squad.
— ShubhamC 🇮🇳 (@IAMSHUBHAM_8) July 24, 2023