Shardul, Bhuvneshwar missing out on accolades is surprising: Virat Kohli


India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday stated he was shocked that Shardul Thakur was not adjudged man-of-the-match for the third and ultimate ODI in opposition to England and Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed the man-of-the-series honours regardless of sturdy performances.

Sam Curran was handed the man-of-the-match award for his heroic 83-ball 95 not out in a misplaced trigger as India received the third ODI by seven runs to clinch the three-match collection 2-1. Shardul took 4 wickets for 67 runs however conceded 18 runs within the forty seventh over to present England a shot at victory.

England top-order batsman Jonny Bairstow bought the man-of-the-series award for his 219 runs within the three video games, together with 100 to high the run-scorers chart. Bhuvneshwar took six wickets within the collection at an financial system charge of 4.65 and a mean of twenty-two.50.

“I’m surprised Shardul wasn’t the man of the match, and Bhuvi wasn’t the man of the series. A lot of credit to them for bowling so well in adverse conditions,” Kohli stated on the post-match presentation, wrapping up collection victories throughout codecs in opposition to the vacationers.

India dropped a minimum of 4 catches, together with that of Curran, at essential junctures to pile on the stress however Kohli sought to play it down.

“It’s most disappointing for the man who drops the catch, however as a lot as you get upset, catches get put down and generally they value you. That is part of the sport.

“There’s no lack of intent, and our body language was outstanding. Eventually we got over the line,” he stated.

Asked in regards to the depth proven by each the groups within the white-ball leg, Kohli stated, “When the top-two groups battle one another, we’ll get thrilling video games. We knew England usually are not going to throw within the towel, and Sam performed a very good innings to maintain them within the hunt.

“However, our bowlers picked up wickets, and it moved from us ending it off to them getting over the road earlier than Hardik (Pandya) and Nattu (T Natarajan pulled it again. Prasidh (Krishna) and Krunal (Pandya) had been spectacular.

“But dying overs batting was extraordinarily good, regardless of the early wickets, and if the highest three can get 100, then we are able to get 370s and 380s later.

“This win has been sweet because it’s against the top team in the world, and we’re looking forward to the IPL. It’s been an amazing season, series, and this was a great way to finish it off.”

Asked about two months inside a bio-secure bubble throughout this England tour, he stated, “Scheduling needs to be looked at in future, since playing in bubbles will be difficult, and everyone can’t have the same mental capacity all the time.”

“But I’m looking forward to the IPL for now.”

England captain Jos Buttler stated his crew was upset to lose the collection however learnt loads in the course of the tour.

“A fantastic game, both sides made some mistakes but played some brilliant cricket. We witnessed an incredible knock from Curran to nearly get us over the line, but congratulations to India on winning,” he stated.

“We’ve learnt loads as a facet and seen many guys rise up and take the lead. The white-ball leg was extremely aggressive. These are the circumstances we’ll face within the close to future within the (T20) World Cup.

“It’s a great experience for the young guys to play a top-class side like India and they will be better cricketers for it.”

He admitted that his bowlers didn’t bowl that properly on the high and gave away simple boundaries.

“But our bowlers dragged it back only to be pegged back by Pant and Hardik Pandya, but we restricted them well enough. We didn’t have those big partnerships to take us over the line.”


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