India skipper Virat Kohli praised his team for coming out with a highly professional performance in their World Cup opener at the Ageas Bowl.
Playing their first match in the ongoing World Cup, India came out with a brilliant bowling performance as they restricted the Proteas to 227 and then chased down the target with six wickets in hand.
“The wait was very long and then you get a game like this where it was challenging throughout. From our point of view it was important to start on the right note,” said Kohli…
The Indian skipper also heaped praise on Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal, who bowled brilliantly to restrict South Africa to a below-par total. Chahal was the chief tormentor as he picked four wickets for 51 while Bumrah was lethal as usual and returned with figures of 2/35.
While batting, it was Rohit Sharma who anchored the chase, scoring an unbeaten 122 on a track which was not at all easy to bat. His 144-ball knock was studded with 13 fours and 2 sixes.