[WATCH] Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli appreciate David Miller for his great horn in the second T20I !
Team India captain Rohit Sharma and top hitter Virat Kohli hailed South Africa’s David Miller for scoring hundreds in the second T20I race in Guwahati on Sunday 2 October.
The Men in Blue won the high-scoring game by 16 points, defending a total of 237. Miller played an exceptional hit on a losing cause, remaining unbeaten on 106 of 47 balls. The South African pitcher and Quinton de Kock (69 * from 48) appeared in the fourth unbroken wicket position of 174 as the visitors finished their innings at 221 for three.
After the match ended, Rohit and Kohli conceded Miller’s own blow. While the Indian captain placed a friendly hand on the shoulder of the batterer Proteas, Kohli gently hugged him.
The official BCCI official on Twitter shared a video of the Indian players appreciating the exceptional effort the South African hitter on a lost cause. The clip was shared with the caption:
“Recognition from all around David Miller. But it was #TeamIndia who won the second #INDvSA T20I to take the lead in this series.”
Miller hit eight and seven sixes in his innings. He hit three numbers from 46 balls with six consecutive left spinners Axar Patel in the last period of the match. Earlier, South African captain Timba Bafuma and Riley Russo had lost to the Ducks, with Archdeep Singh being sent off in the second round of the chase.
When Aiden Markram threw for 33 of 19 by Axar, South Africa was struggling at 47 for three. Miller, with help from De Kock, asserted that the Proteas did not fall without a fight.
He walked towards me and said, ‘Well played, I’m sorry’ – David Miller reveals a conversation with Quinton de Kock
While Miller was raving about the word go, De Kock faced his struggles in the first half of his roles. At one point, he was hitting 32 of 33 balls before finding his groove late.
Speaking after the match, Miller revealed that de Kock apologized to him for not being able to hit the ball cleanly initially. He said:
“Obviously Quinton struggled up front but he got around it and gave us a chance. He’s a hitter with fours and jackets, so it was about to come in. As I saw, we were only 16 times away. (De Kock) headed towards me ( After the match) “You played well, I’m sorry.”
On his stalking plan, the 33-year-old added:
“It was a great run, and India pressed us from the start. We had to move on from the first ball and the freedom allowed us to express ourselves.”
The third and final T20I of the India and South Africa series will be played at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday 4th October.
Edited by Renin Wilbin Albert