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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma celebrate on Pollard's wicket | VIDEO

 

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma celebrate on Pollard's wicket | VIDEO

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Rohit Sharma, India's new full-time ODI captain, won the toss in their 1000th ODI, and decided to chase, hoping to capitalise on the dew in the evening. India were forced to make changes from their last ODI with injuries and Covid-19 cases in the camp, leaving them with an opportunity to look at a new approach at the top of the order. Ishan Kishan came in as opener, and Deepak Hooda got a debut in the absence of KL Rahul, away for a personal commitment. India resisted bringing together the wristspin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, instead going with the option of Washington Sundar, who can also bat at No. 7.

Washington himself was making a comeback from injury. Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna were India's three fast bowlers. West Indies welcomed back Kemar Roach to their XI. Fabian Allen and Darren Bravo made comebacks too, and opener Brandon King got his first ODI in over two years. Third successful review.from the Indian side and Chahal has bagged three wickets in his first 11 balls in the game. Normal legspinner turning away from the bat and the ball took the edge on the way to the wicketkeeper. However, the bat also hit the pad and that led to the confusion. Rohit took the review after Kohli, Pant and several others were convinced it was out.

The Indian cricket team scripted history by becoming the first team to play the 1000th ODI when they took the field against the West Indies in the series opener at the picturesque Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Before this game, India had played 999 ODIs and recorded 518 victories. They had suffered 431 defeats, while nine matches had ended in ties and 41 matches had no result. India skipper Rohit Sharma said that it will be a privilege for him to lead the Men in Blue as they take the field to play their 1000th ODI.

"It will be a historic moment as we play the 1000th ODI. I would like to congratulate all the players who have taken part in this long journey. It is an honour for me to lead the side in that game, it will be a privilege to lead the boys. Our journey has been fantastic over the years. So many players have tried to put their best foot forward, we will also try to keep raising the bar," said Rohit in a video posted on BCCI.TV. In India's 100th ODI, Kapil Dev was the captain while Sourav Ganguly had led the side in the Men in Blue's 500th ODI. The Indian white-ball captain Rohit Sharma will be leading the Indian team for the first time in the capacity of full-time captain in an ODI as the Men in Blue take on West Indies in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Just as West Indies was looking to rebuild from a double wicket over from Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, who is playing his first ODI at home in three years, struck twice in two balls, removing West Indian vice captain and captain Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard respectively. Pollard went out for a first ball duck.

Kieron Pollard departs of 0 on the first ball. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli jump onto each other while celebrating which makes fans day. Fans are making twitter crazy by posting Rohit-Kohli pictures and videos.

Check out their celebration here :


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