India vs West Indies: Ask Virat Kohli Why He Is "So Animated" On Field: Kieron Pollard
Both Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard fell for first-ball ducks in the second ODI in Vizag on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli departed for a golden duck but didn't fail to entertain his fans with an animated celebration after West Indies captain Kieron Pollard too fell for a first-ball duck in the second ODI in Vizag on Wednesday. India registered an emphatic 107-run win over the West Indies to level the three-match series 1-1. In the series so far, Virat Kohli has been much more expressive on the field. The Indian skipper mocked fast bowler Kesrick Williams' signature "notebook" celebration during the T20 International series and looked furious over Ravindra Jadeja's controversial run-out in the first ODI.
Kieron Pollard said he was "clueless" and wanted to know why Virat Kohli is always "so animated" on the field.
"You have to ask him why he is so animated. I can't answer that for you. It is what it is. You ask him that question and let him answer that. I don''t know. I have no clue," Pollard said.
After being asked to bat, India rode on centuries by Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to score 387 for five in their allotted 50 overs.
Rohit top-scored for India with 159 runs off 138 balls, including 17 fours and five sixes. He stitched a 227-run opening partnership with Rahul, who starred with a 102-run knock decorated by eight boundaries and three sixes.
The West Indies folded for 280 runs despite Shai Hope's 78 and an impressive 75-run knock by Nicholas Pooran.
"We were in a good position and if you lose wickets frequently, you put yourself on the backfoot. That's where we faltered in the chase and we accept that," Pollard admitted.
"Chasing 388, guys had to go out and express themselves, rather than trying to get in. I thought, where the game changed was in last 10 overs (of Indian innings), we went for a 127 runs, that's where we lost the momentum in the entire game," he added.
Having lost the first ODI by eight wickets, India will take on the West Indies in the third and final match in Cuttack on Sunday.