The West Indies, already in the pit of defeat, had to lose the first Dominica Test match as well. India won the match by 1 innings and 141 runs. Every section of the Indian team contributed appreciably in this match. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who made his debut in this match, raised eyebrows by scoring 171 runs. He was also honored with the Man of the Match Award for that. Also, R Ashwin completed the quintet of wickets in both the innings and rained records. Captain Rohit Sharma was very happy after this win. Also, Rohit gave a big reaction.
What did Rohit say?
Rohit Sharma built bridges of appreciation for many players. After the match, he said, “It is important to score runs for the country. Let me start by saying that there was a brilliant effort with the ball. The match was in our favor after being bowled out for 150 runs. We knew it would be tough to bat. Scoring was not easy. We knew we just had to bat once and have a big innings. Scored over 400 and then we bowled well.”
Appreciation of Jaiswal
Talking about Yashasvi Jaiswal who made his Test debut, Rohit said, “He has talent, he showed us in the first innings that he is ready. He came in and batted sensibly. His character was also tested. He was not afraid at any level. Everything we were talking about was to remind him, ‘You belong here, you’ve worked hard, enjoy your time here.’”
Why was the innings declared after Ishan’s batting?
The Indian team declared on 421 runs after losing 5 wickets in the first innings. About declaring the innings and Ishan Kishan’s debut, Rohit said, “Before I declared, I told him that we have an over. I wanted Ishaan to leave his mark. I wanted to ask him to perform individually and then we had to declare the innings. I could see he was always keen to bat, so it might be a bit frustrating for him.”
What did Rohit say about Ashwin and Jadeja?
Rohit, known as ‘Hitman’, also commented on spinner R Ashwin who took 12 wickets in the match and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who took 5 wickets. He said, “The results speak for themselves, they have been doing this for some time. They have nothing to say. It is about giving them freedom of expression. The experience of these players on such a pitch is always a luxury. Both Ashwin and Jadeja were brilliant. Ashwin in particular was brilliant to bowl like that.”
Speaking further, Rohit said, “It’s always good to get off to a good start. This is a new cycle. We were not too worried about the pitch. However, we wanted to make a decision here. A good start was necessary. It’s all about carrying that rhythm into the second Test as well. There are many people here who have not played much Test cricket. So now it’s just about getting them on the field.”
WHAT. A. WIN! 🙌 🙌
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 14, 2023
When is the second match?
The second Test match between West Indies vs India will start from July 20. The match will be played at the Queenspark Oval ground in Trinidad. (1st dominica test india won by an innings and 141 runs skipper rohit sharmas reaction yashasvi jaiswal POTM)
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