India celebrated their historic ODI series win over New Zealand by raising chants of “How’s the JOSH”, a famous dialogue from the Bollywood movie ‘Uri-The Surgical Strike.’ India notched up a 35-run win in the fifth and final ODI Sunday to secure a historic 4-1 win in the five-match series, their biggest triumph on New Zealand soil across formats since they stated touring the country in 1967.
After the trophy was presented to the team, batsman Kedar Jadhav shouted “How’s the Josh” just like the character played by Vicky Kaushal in the film. In response, the other members of team chanted “High sir”.
The BCCI later shared the video of the celebration on its Twitter handle with the caption: “Looks like the ‘JOSH’ in the squad is ‘HIGH SIR’.
Vicky also posted the BCCI video on his timeline. “Our Indian cricket team always gets the JOSH of the nation super high and makes us all proud! Congratulations on the amazing win! INDIAAA INDIA!!!”, he tweeted.
India produced a clinical performance to bury the ghosts of the last match and turn the humiliation into triumph as they defeated New Zealand in the fifth and final ODI at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. With this win, the men in blue have won the five-match series 4-1. Reeling at 18/4 in the 10th over, India’s middle-order came up with a strong batting show, courtesy Ambati Rayudu’s brilliant 90 to take the tourists to a competitive 252.
In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal once again emerged as the pick of the bowlers for Team India as he scalped 3 wickets, Mohammed Shami, all-rounder Hardik Pandya also contributed with two wickets each to derail Kiwi chase.
Rayudu was well supported by all-rounder Vijay Shankar (45 runs), who scored a brilliant 45. Both of them knitted a crucial 98-run stand and weathered a hostile spell of fast bowling by Kiwi pacers.
(With Agency Inputs)