Aug 8, 2022, 15:05 IST

Rohit Sharma and Team’s unique buggy celebration after India win series 4-1 against West Indies

Image courtesy: BCCI

India completely dominated the T20 series against the West Indies. In the 5th T20I, at Central Broadway Regional Park, India won the series by 88-run victory and clinched a series by 4-1.
After the 5th T20I, Team India stole the limelight and celebrated the victory differently, Rohit Sharma and co. hopped on to the buggy and took a victory lap around the ground. 
In the final T20, Shreyas Iyer made a vital contribution with a half-century while spinners bowled very well to wrap up West Indies for a low total. Ravi Bishnoi was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped four wickets. The team scored a win convincingly but their celebration after the series win was noteworthy.
It was a special moment for the fans to see the Indian player hop on a buggy for the victory lap. Windies cricket official handle tweeted the same saying Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik and Ravichandran Ashwin arrived at the medal ceremony in style. 
"Sharma, DK & Ashwin arrive at the medal presentation in style. Congratulations to @BCCI on the series win," the tweet stated. 
India have major multi-nation tournaments ahead of them like the T20 World Cup and so they will look forward to continuing their winning momentum.
Watch the celebration!




In the run-chase, West Indies dwindled for just 100 in 16 overs. Axar Patel took out early wickets as he dismissed opener Jason Holder (0), Shamarah Brooks (13) and Devon Thomas (10) with three arm balls, leaving West Indies under pressure at 33-3.
India’s bowling was phenomenal on Sunday in the fifth T20I as for the first time in men’s T20, all 10 wickets were taken by spinners. Ravi Bishnoi took four wickets for 16 runs in 2.4 overs, Axar Patel had 3-15 in three overs and Kuldeep Yadav 3-12 in four.
In the fifth T20, Hardik Pandaya was taking the charge of the captain as Rohit Sharma was rested for the match. 
In the post-match presentation, Pandya talked about the fearless approach of players. He said, “The kind of talent the players have and the freedom we’re getting, this is the New India. I can see players playing with freedom and not worrying about failing. And when you do that, you tend to do special things."
“I wanted to give Axar the ball early because he is used to bowling in the powerplay, he is capable of holding his own and then with the wrist spinners, I knew we could get the wickets. It’s about how we can get better from here," he added.
After the loss, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran said, “We were just not good enough. We didn’t learn from our mistakes. We just weren’t up to the challenge, just didn’t put enough partnerships. To come up against tough teams, we need to be good in execution."