IND vs SL: Team India locked horns with the Sri Lankan cricket team in the three-match ODI series of late. The Men in Blue won all three games of the series. However, Gautam Gambhir wasn’t happy with the awards.
As a result, they easily inflicted a 3-0 whitewash on the Sri Lankan cricket team with ease. India won the first game by 67 runs in Guwahati and took the first lead in the series.
After that, the Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets to win the game and the series by 2-0 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Talking about the third ODI, Team India came out on top much to Sri Lanka’s annoyance. Rohit Sharma and Co pulled off the biggest-ever win in ODI history.
The Men in Blue clinched the dead rubber by a whopping margin of 317 runs at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.
Virat Kohli who scored 166 off 110 balls was named the man of the match. Notably, Kohli was also named the man of the series for finishing the series as the leading run-scorer. Virat Kohli scored 113 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati.
IND vs SL: Gautam Gambhir Reckons Virat Kohli Should Have Shared The Man Of The Match Award With Mohammed Siraj
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir made a bold statement after Virat Kohli was named the man of the match for his batting in the third ODI.
According to Gambhir, Kohli should have shared the man of the match award with Mohammed Siraj in the first place. Siraj had a fabulous day at the office in the third ODI.
The right-arm pacer took four wickets to his name in his quota of 10 overs. Moreover, he gave away only 32 runs and also bowled a maiden over.
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Mohammed Siraj maintained an economy of 3.20 in the game. Besides that, he also affected a brilliant run-out to dismiss Chamika Karunaratne in the fourth ball of the 12th over of Sri Lanka’s innings.
“For me, I think he was on par with Virat Kohli. There should have been a joint Man of the Series because he was exceptional and these were beautiful batting wickets. I know we are always tempted towards batters getting big hundreds but I think Mohammed Siraj was absolutely exceptional too in this entire series,” Gambhir told Star Sports.
“I think the hallmark is, he will get many more five-fors, it’s not about that he didn’t get it today but how good was he, especially with the new ball. In every game, he was able to set the tone,” the former batter further added.