The men in blue got the better of the West Indies by six wickets in the first T20I match of their three match series in Hyderabad on Friday.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli produced a scintillating knock of 94 runs not-out while KL Rahul also scored a half century as India chased down the target (208) with six balls to spare. Following the victory, The Indian spin wizkid Yuzvendra Chahal interviewed KL Rahul and congratulated him for going past 1,000 runs mark in the shortest format of the game.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to their official twitter handle to share the video of the conversation between the duo on Saturday. In the clip, Chahal asked KL Rahul, now that you have reached 1000 runs, do you know how many runs you are ahead of me in T20Is?
In response, pulling Chahal’s leg KL Rahul said: "I am 999 runs ahead of you”.
In the match, team India won the toss and decided to bowl first. Shimron Hetmyer scored his first half century in T20I while Evin Lewis and Kieron Pollard also pitched in with the bat to help the Caribbean side post a mammoth 207.
India started off poorly as Khary Pierre dismissed Rohit Sharma for just eight runs in the fourth over.
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul then put up a 100 run partnership for the second wicket. In the quest to gain momentum, KL Rahul got out for 62 runs.
Virat Kohli kept going and helped India go 1-0 up in the three match series against the Windies.
The two heavyweights will now lock horns in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, while the final T20I will be played in Mumbai on Wednesday.