All eyes will once again be set on the rivalry between the Indian captain Virat Kohli and Kesrick Williams when the two teams will come face to face in the final T20I at Wankhede Stadium later this evening. The series is tied at 1-1 as India battered the Windies by six wickets in the series opener while the West Indies retaliated by winning the second T20I with eight wickets to spare.
Besides the high quality cricket played between the teams, rivalry between Virat Kohli and Kesrick Williams has also caught the attention of fans. The Indian skipper emulated Williams notebook showmanship after hitting him for a six in Hyderabad.
Williams then got the better of Kohli during the second T20I match in Thiruvananthapuram, where the bowler gave Virat Kohli the ‘keep shut’ send off. West Indies coach Phil Simmons was questioned about who will have the last laugh in the final T20I match in Mumbai and he came up with a simple reply.
“The banter has been good. It has been interesting because they are 1-1 now because he (Virat) got Kesrick in the first match and Kesrick got him in the second. Let’s see who wins it tomorrow (Wednesday),” Simmons told reporters on the eve of Mumbai T20I.
After the conclusion of first encounter, the Indian skipper elucidated the reason behind his notebook celebration. He also went on to say that cricket is all about playing hard, but in the end, it is important to respect your opponents.
“It happened to me in Jamaica when he got me out so I thought I would tick a few in the notebook as well but all good, smiles out there, in the end, that’s what you want to see, good competitive cricket but at the end of the day we shake hands, that’s what cricket is all about, play hard but at the end have respect for your opponents,” Kohli had said at the post-match ceremony.