After a comprehensive 125-run win over West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester, India extended its undefeated streak at the ongoing World Cup, putting them on the second place on the tournament table. Skipper Virat Kohli top-scored with the bat for Team India, making a quickfire 72 runs off 82 balls including eight boundaries, becoming the fastest player to reach 20000 runs, beating both Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar by the number of games played to get there.
After the match, the Indian skipper took to Twitter to share a picture which displayed a sea of blue at the Old Trafford. Packed with Indian fans, the stadium looked like any other stadium in India, filled with enthusiastic fans, who had come in large numbers to see their side play.
Virat Kohli took a cheeky dig at Manchester United, as he shared a picture of the latter's home ground's namesake filled with Indian fans in a sea of blue. The photo was captioned with "Don't know about football but Manchester was blue today." Read the tweet here :
Manchester United, who play at the football stadium of the same name and are primarily associated with the colour red, have been eclipsed by Manchester City in recent years. City play in Blue.
Virat Kohli played an impeccable inning, bringing up his fourth consecutive fifty in the tournament, along with contributions from MS Dhoni who made 56 off 61 balls, firing at the end after a slow start and Hardik Pandya, who scored 46 runs off 38 balls including five boundaries. Virat Kohli was adjudged Man of the Match for his unbeaten knock.
The Indian bowling rattled the West Indies batting order as Mohammad Shami picked up four wickets in six overs at an economy rate of 2.53, continuing his sublime form since his hat-trick against Afghanistan in the previous game. Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal picked two wickets each while Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav picked one apiece to wind up the Windies' batting.
India will play against England next on June 30 at Edgbaston, Birmingham as they will look to seal their semi-final spot with a victory over the host country.