It was a scientific efficiency by the Indian cricket crew within the remaining of the Asia Cup 2023 in Colombo on Sunday. First, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket crew bowled out Sri Lanka for simply 50, with Mohammed Siraj selecting 6/21 in simply seven overs. Then India chased down the goal in simply 6.1 overs to clinch their eighth Asia Cup title. Forward of the Cricket World Cup, this win is an enormous increase for the Indian cricket crew, which has not an ICC title since 2013.
In the course of the trophy celebration, a number of Indian cricket crew gamers lifted the trophy. One of many first members to carry the trophy was the 20-year-old Tilak Varma. This has been a practice within the Indian cricket to present the youngest or the most recent participant an opportunity to carry the trophy earlier than others. Quickly after, there was one other man who lifted the trophy. He was neither a participant, nor a coach or a physio with the squad.
Nonetheless, he’s an important member of the Indian squad. His identify is Raghu Raghavendra, a ‘throw-down specialist’. His job is to present throw-downs to the Indian batters on the nets with a slinger. He’s not the one one as India reportedly employed two different throwdown specialists.
“A variety of credit score has to go to those guys, who’ve given us follow usually and their contribution has been unbelievable. You guys ought to keep in mind their names and faces as a result of, behind our success, a whole lot of effort has been put in by these guys,” Kohli had earlier mentioned in regards to the throw-down specialists.
After bundling out Sri Lanka for 50 on Sunday, Indian captain Rohit Sharma could not disguise his delight on the efficiency of his quick bowlers and mentioned the variability they offer to the crew is extraordinarily necessary. Pacer Mohammed Siraj bowled a beautiful spell (6 for 21) that laid the inspiration for India’s 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka within the Asia Cup remaining.
“I get a whole lot of satisfaction after I see quick bowlers carry out like this. All of the captains take a whole lot of delight in quick bowling (at their disposal), and I’m no totally different. We now have received a improbable set of quick bowlers,” Rohit mentioned on the post-match media convention.
“All of them have totally different talent units and variations – one can bowl fast, one can swing the ball, one can get good bounce. Once you get all of those elements in a single crew, it’s a feel-good issue,” added Rohit.
Rohit mentioned Siraj was so excessive on adrenaline after an unbroken seven-over spell that yielded six wickets, and it required a phrase from the crew coach to cease the pacer from bowling.
“It was very pleasing to look at from the slips (how Siraj bowled). He received the ball to maneuver a bit greater than the opposite two. We have been driving behind him (Siraj) when he was bowling that spell,” the skipper mentioned.
“He bowled seven overs in that spell, and I received a message from the coach that we’ve to cease him now. He was fairly determined to bowl,” mentioned Rohit with a chuckle.
With PTI inputs
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