Anushka Sharma is finding it difficult to see her hubby Virat Kohli's team capitulate
Nevertheless, she would be happy for the fact that the Indian skipper notched 191 runs in the three matches.
The Indian team is currently in England where the ODI series between the nations recently came to a close. The Men in Blue led by Virat Kohli commenced the tournament with a thumping victory by eight at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Kuldeep Yadav inflicted mayhem in the opponent’s camp with a six wicket-haul after which Rohit Sharma accomplished his 18th ODI ton to win India the match.
Most importantly, they took a 1-0 lead in the series after which the Brits were required to win the remaining two matches in order to win the series. Eventually, it turned out to be that way as the Poms emerged trimphant by 2-1, defying all odds. At Lord’s Joe Root’s 12th ODI ton helped the home team carve their second victory to draw level in the series.
The third and final match was expected to be a thrilling one, but it eventually turned out to be a one-sided affair as Eoin Morgan and Co romped home to victory by eight wickets. The English bowlers restricted the belligerent Indian batsmen to 256/8 in 50 overs. The likes of David Willey and Adil Rashid picked up three wickets each and never allowed Virat Kohli’s men to blaze away.
Disappointing Men in Blue
During the run-chase, James Vince, who replaced Jason Roy, and Jonny Bairstow opened the batting and set the tone for the chase with a breezy stand of 43 runs from 28 balls. Shardul Thakur broke the partnership, much to the relief of the visitors. Vince perished owing to a stupendous run-out inflicted by Hardik Pandya and the enigmatic MS Dhoni.
However, Joe Root’s 13th ODI ton and the skipper’s gutsy 84 runs helped England to the series victory. Virat Kohli took over the limited-overs captaincy from MS Dhoni back in January 2017 and it was India’s first bilateral series defeat under the Delhi-born cricketer.
Meanwhile, Anushka Sharma, Virat’s better-half, wasn’t quite happy with India’s performance and she was seen sitting with a glum face on the stands at Headingley in Leeds. Nevertheless, she would be happy for the fact that the Indian skipper notched 191 runs in the three matches to finish the team’s highest run scorer.
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