India vs West Indies Tests 2018: Young Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw have been the big plusses for India from the Windies Test series. If Shaw bagged the Man of the Series, Pant impressed everyone with his attacking 92. He was unfortunately dismissed for 92 on two occasions in the series. Pant also has a century under his belt early on in his career, he reached the three-figure mark in the last Test against England at the Oval. Pant also surpassed legendary MS Dhoni to become the Indian wicketkeeper with the highest number of Test runs after first five Tests. Pant amassed a total of 184 runs in the two-match series and now has 346 runs under his belt in five Test matches. Dhoni had scored 297 runs in his first five Test matches.
Young Pant also became the only batsman along with MS Dhoni to get out on 92 twice in their Test career. Pant deserved a century on both occasions but was unlucky. Had he converted those into hundreds, he would already be having three centuries to his name by now. Pant fell prey to Shanon Gabriel.
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Meanwhile, India defeated Windies by 10 wickets to blank the visitors 2-0. Umesh Yadav bagged the Man of the Match for picking 10 wickets in the match and young Shaw picked up the Man of the Series in his maiden Test series.
“I think it was a standout performance in his career and something that he can build on,” Kohli said at the post-match press conference.
“Four Tests in Australia can be brutal because the (Kookaburra) ball does not do much like in England. So you have to come in and run in all day and hit the right area with pace. But I think from that point of view, Umesh is right up there to be featuring in Australia,” Kohli said.