Team India saw its prime players returning to good form and fine touch in the Second test match against West Indies. Virat Kohli grabbed everyone’s attention by slamming a ton in his 500th international match. The veteran batter scored 121 runs in the first innings. Meanwhile, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma and young Ishan Kishan hit half-centuries in the second innings.
Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj helped India to take a fine lead by registering a five-wicket haul and also received his first Player of the Match award in Tests. What caught everyone’s attention was that the tournament organizers did not announce a Player of the Series award, and former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan weighed in on the debate.
He picked up that 10-fer, he was the main wrecker-in-chief, got 15 wickets, and got a fifty as well. He had a terrific series. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored runs, but the main guy, who helped India get a result, was right up with his performance. My Man of the Series would have been Ashwin, Zaheer said while speaking on Jio-Cinema.
All-rounder Ashwin was in fiery form in the Test series, picking a total of 15 wickets. Other than the ball, the veteran also contributed with the bat, notching up 56 runs off 78 balls in the second Test. Zaheer also hailed Jaiswal for performing to his highest potential on the international stage. The young scored a superb 171 in his debut match. He concluded by lauding Siraj for replacing Jasprit Bumrah in the pace attack with ease.