Virat Kohli hails complete performance after India’s 105-run win vs West Indies

first_imgIndia outplayed West Indies in the second One Day Internationals to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. India crushed the hosts by 105 runs thanks to a brilliant all-round performance by the visitors.Put in to bat, India posted 310/5 in rain-curtailed 43-overs-a-side match. Ajinkya Rahane notched up his third century while skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan struck fifties to help India post a challenging total. India scored in excess of 300 for the 96th time in ODIs to break Australia’s record for team with most 300-plus totals.In reply, West Indies were jolted early by Bhuvneshwar Kumar before Kuldeep Yadav bagged three for 50 to help India record a comfortable victory.India skipper Virat Kohli was pleased as punch.”It was a complete performance. We have been playing some good cricket leading up to this game. For us as a team, it’s about doing the things right that we can do right, execute our skills to the best of our potential and regardless of how the opposition reacts, we want to do our things right, stay committed on the field be it batting, bowling or fielding,”  said Kohli.Kohli further praised centurion Rahane for his 104-ball 103.”Rahane has been a part of the ODI set-up for a while and we all felt he had a great potential at the top of the order. He is always there as the third opening batsman. In this series, I think he has started taking a lot less pressure on himself and has begun enjoying his game more,” Kohli said.advertisement”There are very few people who can perform two roles for the team. He can open and he can play in the middle-order. So, I see him providing more balance to us as a side, like we can take an extra bowling option when he is there,” he added.Kuldeep made his debut in the first ODI but didn’t get a chance to bowl as the match was abandoned. However, the chinaman bowler proved his mettle in the second game.”I have faced him in the IPL. He’s quite amazing with what he does with the bowl and especially on dry wickets like it was today, he becomes even more lethal. Credit to him for putting up such a performance,” said the 28-year-old.Kohli missed out on scoring his 28th hundred but the India skipper said he was not a worried man.”Not really worried about the century, that’s the kind of mindset I have always played with. You gotta score few extra runs for the team. I think this is a good start, we have a few days off and before we play at Antigua,” he said.India and West Indies play the third ODI at Antigua on June 30.last_img read more