The second ODI of the three-match series between West Indies and India saw Men in Blue facing an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the hosts. Although the loss came as a big disappointment for the Indian side, there also took place a lighter moment involving Suryakumar Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav during the match that sent a laughter bombshell among cricket enthusiasts.
India’s struggle with the bat:
Asked to bat first, India felt the absence of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as they struggled to build significant partnerships and were bundled out for a below-par total of 181 runs in 40.5 overs. Ishan Kishan top-scored for the visitors and played a solid knock of 55 runs, but the rest of the Indian batting lineup faltered, and none could edge past the 40-run mark. Gudakesh Motie was the standout performer with the ball for West Indies, claiming three wickets for 36 runs in 9.5 overs. Romario Shepherd also impressed and bagged three scalps.
In reply, West Indies displayed a strong batting performance as the Caribbean skipper Shai Hope showcased his class and composure. Hope scored a crucial 63 runs off 80 balls for the hosts. Keacy Carty contributed with valuable 48 in the run chase as well. On the other hand, India found themselves helpless and against the Windies duo. It was during this time that Suryakumar opted for a hilarious way to motivate his teammate Kuldeep.
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Suryakumar Yadav’s hilarious address of Kuldeep Yadav:
Suryakumar was caught on stump mic hailing Kuldeep as the Indian team’s ‘Kachra’ from the famous movie Lagaan as he hoped for a magical spell from the Uttar Pradesh spinner in the middle overs. However, the Mumbai cricketer’s efforts to motivate his fellow went in vain as West Indies managed to reach the target comfortably in 36.4 overs with six wickets in hand.
Here’s the video:
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With the win West Indies levelled the leg (1-1), and the third and final ODI at the Brian Lara stadium in Trinidad on August 1 will now serve as a series decider.
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