The England skipper had also been in the limelight in the recent past for his various statements on the Indian skipper every now and then.
The third T20I at Sydney was the first match of the series that could be completed in its full form without any interference by the natural forces. It saw the clear dominance of the visiting team led from the front by the skipper, Virat Kohli, resulting in a clinical victory by 6 wickets. The series has come to a halt with the cup being shared by both the teams.
Meanwhile, former England skipper, Michael Vaughan has come up with a massive statement on the Indian skipper. Prior to the tour he had taken to Twitter to shower his praises on Kohli and had said that he would sparkle with his willow in Australia.
After the splendid show put up by him that guided India to victory, Vaughan reiterated the same statement and termed him to be the difference in the contest between the two-cricket frenzy nations over the next few weeks in the tour.
Here’s what Vaughan tweeted :
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 25, 2018
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Krunal Pandya shone with the ball in the third match as well and bagged 4 crucial wickets. However significant contributions from all the players collectively, especially towards the end helped Australia to set a score of 164 for the loss of 6 wickets.
In response to the target, India gave a fitting reply in the form of two openers, Dhawan and Rohit. However soon after their departure, the Indian innings seem to dangle a bit as Rahul and Pant were dismissed in quick succession.
But skipper Kohli ensured no further loss to the team as he showered a volley of boundaries with perfection all over the ground and led India to clinch victory in style. He remained unbeaten on 61 and brought the winning runs with a marvellous boundary.
In the post match presentation ceremony, Kohli was all praises for the openers who laid the foundation for a perfect chase. He also lauded the spin duo of Australia, Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell who troubled the Indian batting for most of the time and were the most economical.
“Things become pretty easy when those two (Shikhar and Rohit) guys do the job for us. We thought the wicket slowed down with the old ball. That’s how T20 cricket goes. You lose momentum, you gain it. DK did really well at the end. Maxi and Zampa both bowled well, especially Maxi who has a gut feel of the batsmen.”
Kohli concluded his speech on a positive note saying that both the teams gave their best on the field but it clearly was the day for the Indians and unfortunately not for the Aussies.
“Overall, skill wise, we were better on the day than Australia. When our openers get into the zone they’re difficult to stop.”