‘Spirit of Cricket’ – BCCI shares a picture of Kane Williamson sitting with Virat Kohli near boundary
Virat Kohli was rested by the team management in the 5th T20I against New Zealand.
Updated - Feb 2, 2020 8:33 pm
India and New Zealand cherished every moment of the recently concluded T20I series. It always feels bad to be on the losing side but irrespective of the same, both the teams displayed a brilliant example of sportsmanship throughout the series. Even, in the 5th T20I, there was a moment on the sidelines of the ground that BCCI quoted as the Spirit of Cricket moment.
The series went equally opposite for the Men in Blue and Black Caps. India registered five wins in a row against the hosts and it was a historic series win. In every game, there was no single moment when any of the players committed any act against the sportsmanship. win or loss, both the teams accepted it in a generous fashion. Moreover, Kiwis are known for their great gestures, athletic skills and they fully justified that tag in their T20I series defeat.
BCCI shares a Spirit of Cricket tweet
In the fifth T20I, India was playing without Virat Kohli, who was rested by the team management and Rishabh Pant was not picked in the team. On the other hand, Kane Williamson was ruled out after the third T20I game in which he sustained a shoulder injury. In the same match, he had played a magical knock of 95 runs off 48 balls studded with eight boundaries and six sixes.
All the three players were not the part of the final T20I but they were spotted sitting together on the sidelines discussing something important during the game. It is always a rare instance when players of different teams are spotted together when their teams are involved in a cricketing clash. As soon as it came in the sight of the BCCI, they quickly took to their Twitter handle and shared a still in which Pant, Kohli, and Williamson are spotted together. They also captioned it as Spirit of Cricket.
Coming into the match, India won the close game against the hosts by a margin of 7 runs. Rohit turned out to be the top scorer for Team India, as he mustered 60 runs off 41 balls with three boundaries and as many sixes. He also pulled his left calf muscle due to which he got retired hurt. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer also played vital knocks with the bat. On the other hand, Tim Siefert and Ross Taylor’s fifties went in vain as they failed in making their team win in the final game of the five-match T20I series.
Here is the tweet
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 2, 2020