Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli Leads Compliment For “Tremendous Knocks” As India Pull Off Great Win

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Virat Kohli led the reactions as India took an unassailable 2-0 lead against Sri Lanka in their ongoing three-match ODI series. Deepak Chahar slammed an unbeaten knock of 69 runs off 82 balls to help India to a three-wicket win in the second one ODI in Colombo on Tuesday. Chahar also took two wickets in eight overs and conceded 53 runs. “Great win by the boys. From a hard situation to pull it off used to be an amazing effort. Great to watch. Polite done DC and Surya. Tremendous knocks under pressure”, tweeted Kohli, after India’s win.

Great win by the boys. From a hard situation to pull it off used to be an amazing effort. Great to watch. Polite done DC and Surya. Tremendous knocks under pressure.


— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 20, 2021

Earlier, Sri Lanka set India a target of 276 runs with Charith Asalanka registering 65 runs off 68 balls and Avishkha Fernando hitting 50 off 71 deliveries. Meantime, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets every.

India scored 277 for 7 in 49.1 overs. Beside Chahar’s swashbuckling display, Suryakumar Yadav also scored a half-century. Meantime, Wanindu Hasaranga took three wickets for the hosts.

Former cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra had a hilarious reaction to India’s win. He tweeted, “India B-Eat Sri Lanka 2-0. #SLvIND”.

India B-Eat Sri Lanka 2-0. #SLvIND


— Wear a Mask. Stay Protected, India (@cricketaakash) July 20, 2021

Commentator Harsha Bhogle praised Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for their bowling in the second one ODI. He tweeted, “Two calm fast bowlers in a run chase! This is absolutely top class batting under pressure from Chahar and Bhuvi”.

Two calm fast bowlers in a run chase! This is absolutely top class batting under pressure from Chahar and Bhuvi


— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 20, 2021

India wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik had his say on the game. He wrote, “It’s never too late to win a match! Knowing the talent we possess, not for a second I felt the game used to be out of our hands. This is the brand of cricket #TeamIndia plays… Polite played boys!”

It’s never too late to win a match!

Knowing the talent we possess, not for a second I felt the game used to be out of our hands.

This is the brand of cricket #TeamIndia plays… Polite played boys! #INDvSL


— DK (@DineshKarthik) July 20, 2021

Here are some other reactions:

Micky Arthur at the moment #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/cdyb4QGQnK


— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 20, 2021

Indiranagar ka Colombo ka

Gunda Gunda pic.twitter.com/K4VnFc9qwx


— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) July 20, 2021

Both sides will face every other again in a dead-rubber third ODI on July 23.

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