Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli concluded his tour of New Zealand with a seven-wicket win in the third One-day International that ensured team take 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Kohli has been rested for the remaining two ODIs and the three-match T20 International series in New Zealand. Following the victory at Bay Oval on Monday, Kohli is happy for his team and especially praised the young cricketers coming into the side.
Lauding the performance of Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw Indian Skipper said, A word on the youngsters coming in - I think there are some outstanding talents. He further added that we saw Prithvi Shaw grab the opportunity with both hands. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even ten percent of that when I was 19.
Kohli also said "That's the confidence that they carry and it's great for Indian cricket, the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make those impact performances straightaway," the Indian skipper added.
Rohit might hand 19-year-old Gill a chance to make his international debut in the remaining two ODIs in New Zealand as India have already claimed their first ODI series in ten years. As Kohli given rest, Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team in the final two ODIs and T20I series.