The Indian team continued their dominating run against West Indies as they registered a comprehensive victory in the last encounter of the five-match away T20I series. The Hardik Pandya-led side showed clinical display in all three departments including fielding, winning the match by a whopping 88 runs at Florida in the USA.
The win in the virtual dead-rubber marked a significant series win for the Men In Blue with a margin of 4-1. On the other hand, The Nicholas Pooran-led hosts remain with many questions left to be answered. Windies looked totally off-colored in both the limited-overs series of the tour. The tour might be an eye-opening one for the men in maroon leading into the T20 World Cup.
Rishabh Pant speaks Malayalam:
Meanwhile, A video of an Indian wicket-keeper speaking Malayalam is doing rounds on social media platforms. The incident happened during the fourth encounter of the series at the same venue (Florida, USA).
Rishabh Pant was caught by the stump mic saying a couple of phrases in the Malayalam language while instructing the covers fielder Sanju Samson. The middle-order Indian batsman Samson is fluent in Malayalam as he was born into a Catholic Malayali family in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.
Earlier in the same innings, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson combined to pull up a crucial run-out of the West Indies captain namely Nicholas Pooran. Both the marquee Indian batters did not manage to produce a big knock, however, they showed glimpses of their brilliance throughout the series.
Watch the video:
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The Indian team will now eye on their next assignment, a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. The team’s senior members, including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, and Virat Kohli, will not feature in the series as part of the workload management policy.
Shikhar Dhawan will lead the young Indian team with very few senior players available. The series will officially commence on August 18 with all the matches scheduled to take place at the iconic Harare Sports Club of Zimbabwe.