The super over in Hamilton had created a lot of buzz among the avid fans. It was a ‘see-saw battle’ as mentioned by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli himself. On Wednesday, India went on to chase the target of 18 set by New Zealand in the one-over eliminator. Though India had a good day, it was an off day for the pacer Jasprit Bumrah who proved to be expensive in the third T20I match.
In the 3rd T20I, Bumrah conceded 45 runs in his quota of four overs. Moreover, he went wicketless. But then also Kohli handed over the ball to Bumrah in the super over. On strike, Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill struck two fours and one six and set a target of 18 runs for India.
In reply, Rohit Sharma struck two sixes off the last two balls and India won the third T20I as well as the series.
Meanwhile, the former cricketer Virender Sehwag asserted that the yorker king had a bad day at the office. He also strongly believes that former Indian captain MS Dhoni would not have selected Jasprit Bumrah for the crucial over if the Ranchi veteran was the skipper in the contemporary cricket.
Virender Sehwag disagrees with the decision of Virat Kohli:
After the match, Sehwag has also praised Team India for maintaining the winning run.
“I can say this with certainty that if Dhoni had been the captain, he would not have selected Bumrah to bowl in the Super Over. Because Bumrah had a bad day,” former cricketer said.
“Although Bumrah bowled it was a good sign, but he himself knew that today he is not able to give his best. Instead of him, Yuzvendra Chahal or Ravindra Jadeja could have been sent in a super over,” Virender Sehwag further added.
Virender Sehwag also hints MS Dhoni would have selected Jadeja rather than Jasprit Bumrah:
Sehwag said if MS had been the captain, he would have chosen Jadeja for super over. In the 3rd T20I match, the spinner had picked a solitary wicket and gave 23 runs.
“I can guarantee that if MS was the captain, he would have given the bowl to Ravindra Jadeja for super over. Because if Jadeja bowled he would have only given 6 runs, not 16,” he said.
Now, India and New Zealand will move to Wellington to play the fourth T20I on Friday (31st January).