Virat Kohli scored 76 runs off 182 balls in the Dominica Test against the West Indies, according to former Indian wicketkeeper-batter Deep Dasgupta, and it was a very strong performance on a difficult batting surface. Dasgupta claimed that Kohli controlled himself and had a desire to amass a high score.
In the opening Test on Friday, India crushed the West Indies by an innings and 141 runs. India declared on 421/5 in response to the Windies’ first-innings score of 150. Kohli scored a laborious half-century, but Yashasvi Jaiswal (171 off 387) and Rohit Sharma (103 off 221) both scored magnificent tons. The Test was then won by India on Day 3 by thrashing the West Indies for 130 in their second innings.
Dasgupta stated during a discussion on ESPNcricinfo that Kohli’s knock was a fantastic illustration of how even the finest player in the world would struggle if the surface didn’t offer them much.
This pitch was of the attrition variety, similar to the innings Virat pitched. On a pitch like this, it’s incredibly difficult to get into a groove. However skillfully your bat, it will always appear rough. Considering the circumstances and how difficult it was to score runs, I still thought it was a really nice innings. He persisted, and you could see how eager he was to start a big inning. But you are never set as a batter on a surface like this.
Rahkeem Cornwall defeated Kohli, who was on pace to reach 100, after getting caught in a leg slip off a sharp inside edge.
He ought to be one of the starting XI’s first names – Deep Dasgupta praising Ashwin’s genius
While Kohli, Jaiswal, and Rohit shone with the bat, Ravichandran Ashwin was outstanding with the ball, taking 12 wickets. Dasgupta praised the off-spinner and said that the player provided yet another example of why he ought to be one of the top names on an Indian Test XI.
The 46-year-old said:
Twelve wickets is unbelievable,” Clearly, the circumstances were excellent for the spinners. However, this shows how excellent Ravichandran Ashwin is and has always been, demonstrating why he ought to be one of the first names in the starting XI.
The former stumper continued regarding India’s strength in spin bowling:
- If Ashwin can’t get you, [Ravindra] Jadeja will undoubtedly do so, and if there is a chance, if these two can’t, Axar [Patel] might if he is a member of the starting XI. Therefore, I consider Ashwin and Jadeja’s spin performances to be very strong. They work well together, especially when the surface offers some assistance.
Jadeja picked up three wickets in the first innings and two in the second, while Ashwin claimed 12 victims.
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