The Windies wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran has shown his battle wounds after the team’s 3-2 series win over India. The Player of the Series was hit by the ball on multiple occasions during the fifth T20I against India at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday. While standing at the non-striker’s end, Nicholas Pooran was hit on the left hand by a brutal shot from Brandon King.
He was also hit on the stomach by a ball thrown by his former Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise teammate Arshdeep Singh. The left-handed batsman did well even after being bowled twice, scoring 47 runs in 35 balls to set the stage for a series win for the West Indies. Chasing 166, Pooran and King put on a 107-run stand for the second wicket partnership to put India out of the contest completely.
Such attacks tend to flare up after some time and the same happened in Puran’s case. The former captain showed off his bruises on social media and jokingly thanked King and Arshdeep for the same.
“The after effects. Thank you brandon king and arsdeep,” his caption read.
Nicholas Pooran played a key role in West Indies’ first bilateral series win over India since 2006. He was not present to collect his Player of the Series award as he had to catch a flight.
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Recently climbing to the second spot in the list of highest run-scorers in T20I cricket for the West Indies, Nicholas Pooran was in emphatic form against the team India. He scored a blistering 67 runs in the Windies’ nervous win in the second T20I and also ended the series in fine fashion with a restrained innings.