India captainon Sunday mentioned he completely loved watching from the non-striker’s finish his youthful companions toying with the Sri Lankan bowlers within the first ODI right here, saying they “completed the sport” within the first 15 overs solely.
India mauled the hosts by seven wickets with loads of overs to spare to take a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence.
“Completely, all our boys, most of them have performed earlier and they’re very matured and aggressive as properly. The way in which they performed the sport at the moment was super. And I used to be very pleased with their efforts,” Dhawan mentioned on the post-match presentation.
Opting to bat, Sri Lanka have been restricted to 262 for 9, with pacer Deepak Chahar (2/37), and spinners Kuldeep Yadav (2/48) and(2/52) selecting two wickets every.
India overhauled the goal in 36.4 overs as they rode on Dhawan’s unbeaten 86, debutant Ishan Kishan’s blistering 59 and opener’s equally aggressive 43.
Dhawan praised the spin trio — together with Krunal Pandya — for bringing his facet again into the sport.
“We knew that the wicket had a little bit of flip, however the way in which (our) spinners bowled from the tenth over, they obtained us again straightaway they usually took wickets and all of the three spinners did wonderful after which later our quick bowlers did an awesome job,” added the southpaw, who captained India for the primary time.
He additionally mentioned that he loved Shaw and Kishan’s batting from the non-striker’s finish.
“Once we batted, I suppose it was beautiful to face on the opposite finish and see Prithvi going for the primary seven overs after which Ishan coming in and enjoying his first ball of ODI cricket and I used to be telling him to take it straightforward,” he quipped.
“The way in which Prithvi in addition to Ishan batted at the moment, it was super they usually completed the sport within the first 15 overs solely. We have been simply knocking round (then),” mentioned Dhawan.
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka blamed his batters for the defeat, saying they couldn’t get the rhythm going.
“Sure, truly, earlier on we began rather well nevertheless it was hanging a bit, they (Indian bowlers) assorted the tempo rather well. So, I believe our batsmen couldn’t get the rhythm happening,” he mentioned.
Shanaka additionally praised the Indian gamers for being aggressive.
“The way in which Indian gamers performed, they’re actually aggressive and the type of cricket they’re enjoying is basically good in the meanwhile. Everyone knows how good they’re however our bowlers must elevate our bowling part,” added Shanaka.
The second ODI of the three-match sequence can be held on July 20.