Kohli calls rain interruptions the worst part of cricket
India skipper Virat Kohli was left frustrated after the first ODI against West Indies -- which turned into a start-stop affair -- was eventually called off due to rain.
Georgetown (Guyana) (IANS): India skipper Virat Kohli was left frustrated after the first ODI against West Indies -- which turned into a start-stop affair -- was eventually called off due to rain.
Thursday's match, which started after a delay of 90 minutes, saw only 13 overs of play with several rain interruptions.
First, it was reduced to 43-overs a side game before rain once again played spoilsport. After two interruptions, the match was finally abandoned when West Indies were 54/1.
"It's probably the worst part of cricket. A stop-start is never a good feeling. Either it should rain out or play the full game. The more stops you have, the more you want to be careful to ensure that the players don't injure themselves," Kohli said at the post-match presentation.
When asked about playing in the Caribbean Islands, Kohli said: "A few pitches might have good pace and bounce, while others can be a bit slower and difficult. So you have to assess them and play accordingly."
However, during those 13 overs, fans who were present at the stadium and those watching on the television sets, were treated to watch some dancing moves from Kohli, who was otherwise left frustrated by the start-stop rain. After the first break when the umpires called the players to the field, Kohli did not let his mood to be dampened by rain and was seen dancing several times on the tunes of the DJ.
While, the Indian skipper danced with his teammates on several occasions, he even managed to rope in Chris Gayle, his former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate.
BCCI took to Twitter to post the pictures of Kohli and Gayle.
India, who had a clean sweep over Windies in the T20Is, will now look to continue their dominance when the two teams meet in the second ODI at the Port of Spain on Sunday.