The Indian cricket team is back. This is not what we fans are saying. It should also be noted that the Indian cricket team played excellent cricket against Scotland. Scored the less experienced group of Scotland all four. Winning the toss, Indian captain Virat Kohli decided to bowl first.
And his decision turned out to be entirely right. Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each and restricted Scotland to a total of 85. Jasprit Bumrah also took two wickets for India. And then, in reply, blasting with the bat, made the match his name in 6.3 overs. KL Rahul scored 50 runs in just 19 balls. At the same time, Rohit Sharma scored 30 runs in 16 balls.
Virat Kohli Plan After Beating Scotland
Captain Kohli looked delighted with this victory. After the win, he said,
We were dominating performance. It was something we were trying to redo. I don’t want to say too much about today’s match because we knew how we played. Little things like the toss and the conditions matter in T20 cricket, and we are glad that we were able to get back to our rhythm.
After the victory, Kohli also told how his team had planned to stop Scotland before the match. Kohli said,
‘We talked about 100-120, but we restricted them to a total that helped us go ahead. We talked about finishing the match within 8-10 overs. You don’t want to go to the six-and-a-half or seven-and-a-half mark because then there is a big problem.
We gave this bracket and allowed them to gain momentum. If you look at our practice games, the boys were batting like this. The rate of the tournament could have entirely changed in just two overs of such cricket. We broke things down to the fact that we didn’t do well in those two games, and things could have changed in two overs”.
Virat Kohli achieved this victory on his birthday. And with this, he also became the first captain to win a match for India on his birthday. However, he clearly said that he no longer believes in things like birthday celebrations after the match. Kohli said,
‘I am just happy that everyone is getting into their rhythm. Talking about birthday celebrations, I have crossed that phase. My wife and my daughter are here, and that is enough celebration. Having a family here is like a blessing’.
Team India has now come at number three in the table with two wins in four matches. The team’s last match will be against Namibia on November 8.