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Virat Kohli still pulling strings for India after influencing Kieron Pollard downfall in ODI

Virat Kohli may no longer be India’s ODI captain, but that doesn’t mean he’s content to be a bystander, and relinquish any sort of control.

Rather, Kohli as far as we can see, is still pulling strings on the field of play.

This was demonstrated to brilliant effect against the West Indies in the first match of India’s ODI series.

Virat Kohli still pulling strings for India after influencing Kieron Pollard downfall in ODI

Kohli is usually quite an animated figure, and the way he celebrated Kieron Pollard’s dismissal was rather intriguing. Supposedly, Kohli, who was fielding in slip, uttered the words “ultra wala daal…. bindaas daal”, which translated as “bowl the wrong one” to the bowler Yuzvendra Chahal.

It worked a treat as Pollard couldn’t pick up the googly, and he was sent back to the pavilion. Is that something look as Kieron Pollard downfall in ODI?

The West Indies were all bowled out for 176, and Chahal received the Man of the Match award for a sparkling display with the ball, as he picked up 4 wickets in the 9.5 overs he bowled. He surpassed the 100 ODI-wickets barrier in the process, and he now has 103 wickets to his name. He will no doubt have Kohli to thank for the role he played in plotting Pollard’s downfall. India wrapped up the three-match series in style against the West Indies, and they will be hoping to complete a clean sweep. India have a busy cricket itinerary, and they will be spurred on by their huge fanbase. When it comes to cricket betting, you can usually expect a flurry of wagers to be placed by bettors in the run up to and during the ODI series. And at the best betting sites in India, you will see plenty of cricket markets available. Betway, for example, will have plenty of prices and special odds, such as whether the first ball of the game will be a dot or not, or the highest opening partnership, and this will keep bettors engaged.

Kohli and Chahal Discuss to Dismiss Pollard

For the most part, the ODI series between India and the West Indies has been rather one-sided, and to a certain extent, it has represented the gulf in class between the two sides. India are currently fourth in the ODI rankings, while the West Indies are eighth.

While it could have been easy for Kohli to just let his performances tail off, he seems to have a new lease of life.

Instead of controlling the ODI team – which he has done with distinction – he can just focus on his batting and continue to pile on the runs in this format of the game.

Kohli still thrives being in the spotlight, and while that may not be as the captain anymore, you just can’t take your eyes off him.

As things stand, a clean sweep against the West Indies is very much possible, judging by how poor the tourists have been in this series.

Kohli is a perfectionist, and he is unrelenting on the pitch when it comes to winning. You can just imagine how big his grin will be if India can complete a whitewash.

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