India had a great start of their New Zealand tour as they clinched the T20I series with 5-0 on Sunday. Indian captain, Virat Kohli could not have asked for a better start to the tour of New Zealand.
With this series win, India also become the first team to win a T20I bilateral series with 5-0. And Virat Kohli completed the dual of becoming the first India captain to win a T20I series in New Zealand and first Indian captain to lead the team to a whitewash win in T20Is over the Black Caps.
India team also tested their bench strength in the 4th and 5th match by giving chances to the likes of Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini and Sanju Samson. In the process, Indian management also rested Mohammad Shami, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
On Sunday, Team management rested Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma came in his place to captain the team. But team India was dealt with a major blow when Rohit Sharma pulled his hamstring while going for a run in the 16th over of Indian innings. After that Rohit Sharma did not look in comfort and soon went out of the field retiring hurt. As expected, Rohit Sharma did not come out to field as well and KL Rahul took charge of the team guiding the team to a memorable series victory.
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The Indian fans were thrilled to the bits on the with the way Team India performed in the T20I series. The Indian support came out in large numbers throughout the series outnumbering their counterparts on every occasion.
A video from the fourth T20I in Wellington is doing rounds on the social media, in which fans can be seen hailing Anushka Sharma, Indian captain Virat Kohli’sspouse. After India won the match in the Super Over, Virat Kohli was leadingthe team to the dressing room and to catch his attention, the fans started chanting ‘Anushka Bhabhi Zindabaad’ in an absurd but funny manner.However, Virat did not pay any heed to them and walked into the dressing room straightaway.