Pune: Reflecting on India skipper Virat Kohli's unusual decision to bat first in the tied second one-dayer against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam, pace bowling great Ian Bishop said the ploy was to test his team with just a handful of ODIs to go before the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales.
"I agree. His message is quite clear, and the West Indies guys were saying he is a great player, and if I want to be a great player too, this is what I have to do," he said.
2nd ODI we played with West Indian passion. Just short of a victory but it keeps the series at 1-0.— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 24, 2018
WI are coming hard, WI are coming fearless in the remaining three ODIs.
Well played to Shai and Hetmyer!#WindiesCricket#ItsOurGamepic.twitter.com/YsBj4dRAqP