Team India captain Kohli said: ‘Bumrah kept South African batsmen under pressure.
India defeated South Africa by 6 wickets in their first match of the World Cup:
Southampton India defeated South Africa in their first match of the World Cup on Wednesday. After this victory, Captain Virat Kohli praised openers Rohit Sharma and pace bowler Jaspreet Bumrah. “This match was challenging,” he said. A proper start is necessary for the team. We did everything well, so we won We were not going to run the runrets much, but considering the condition of the pitch, this goal was challenging. Rohit Sharma played the best innings This is a professional win. ‘
South Africa won the toss and decided to bat. Bumrah sent Hashim Amla and Quinton Deacock to the pavilion soon. Kohli said, “The African team was in the match with two losses. It was, therefore, necessary that we bowl superb bowling in the first 15 overs. Bumrah is playing at different levels. The way our bowlers put pressure on the batsmen, credit goes to Bumrah. Later Yuvraj Chahal also bowled brilliantly. ‘
Rohit’s innings remained special in difficult situations:
Team India captain said, “The first win is always important. We were in the spirit as a team, but in batting, we had to be careful. Their bowlers had the ability to take wickets. Rohit’s innings are special in difficult situations. He played the responsibility beautifully. Rahul also showed a better game. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also played very calmly and Hardik finished the match well. “
‘After 15 minutes of taking the decock, I was shaking my hands for 15 minutes’
Kohli took the catch of Dikou in Bumrahah’s ball slip. Regarding this catch, he said, “After 15 minutes of catching that catch, I was shaking my hands for 15 minutes. The way Bumrah had bowled, it was fantastic. I never saw Hashim Amla out like this in ODIs. Even at Deacock he also harassed his fast.
Rohit scored 122, Bumrah got two wickets:
Bumrah got two wickets in 35 balls with 35 runs. Chahal made his maiden four-wicket haul with 51 runs. Rohit Sharma scored 122 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 34 runs. Rohit was given the Man of the Match Award India’s next match against Australia will be on Sunday.