Manchester is blue: Virat Kohli flaunts India support after World Cup win over West Indies

first_imgManchester the home of the Red Devils and the Sky Blues, was bleeding blue on Thursday as India took the field in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against West Indies on Thursday at Old Trafford.The city that hosts two of the biggest football clubs in the world has been gripped by cricket fever and the support for Virat Kohli’s Team India has been so much so that Manchester has been turned into Mumbai on India match days at World Cup 2019.It was once again a sea of blue as Virat Kohli’s men flaunted their bowling firepower and crushed West Indies by 125 runs on Thursday.When MS Dhoni hit those two big hits in the final over India’s innings, the decibel levels at Old Trafford hit the roof. The Indian tri-colour was waving in numbers when Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah came up with a fiery opening spell as they derailed the West Indies chase early.It is no surprise that the passionate supporters have won the heart of captain Virat Kohli who acknowledged the support India have been receiving in Manchester for the World Cup matches. Notably, a sea of yellow cheered for India as they outclassed Pakistan at Old Trafford on June 16.Virat Kohli took to Twitter and uploaded his selfie with the fans at Old Trafford. He wrote: “Don’t know about football, but Manchester was blue today! Comprehensive team victory.”Don’t know about football, but Manchester was blue today! ??????Comprehensive team victory. ??? #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/b74AWgFdfGadvertisementVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 27, 2019Kohli led from the front with the bat and scored 72 before MS Dhoni hit a well-calculated half-century to take India to 268. In reply, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 8 wickets between them as West Indies were comfortably outplayed.Speaking after the win, Kohli said he is happy with the way the bowlers have stepped up for India in their last 2 World Cup 2019 matches.”I can’t complain, we just became No. 1 yesterday as far as rankings are concerned, to be honest, we are playing that way for a while, need to continue that way. Things haven’t gone our way with the bat in the last two games, but we have still done well to win, that’s being the most pleasing thing,” Kohli added.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India close in on semi-finals with thumping win over West IndiesAlso Read | India vs West Indies: MS Dhoni concedes most byes in an ODI in his careerlast_img

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