Ireland was defeated by team India in the first T20I clash which was played in Dublin. The match was initially delayed by rain and was further played with a reduction of 8 overs on each side. The 12-over innings of the hosts ended at 108 runs with the help of Harry Trector, who scored 64 runs against the Indian pace attack which consisted of Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Avesh Khan. The spin unit had Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal too. Skipper Hardik bowled 2 overs, taking the wicket of opening batsman Stirling. Hardik Pandya became the first Indian captain to claim a wicket in the format of T20Is.
Indian cricket team’s official twitter page of BCCI posted an appreciation post for the full-packed crowd who invested their crucial time in such harsh weather to attend the Indian side visiting Ireland for the T20 clash.
“Thank you to our fans in Ireland and across the UK for turning out in large numbers and cheering for team India. See you again on Tuesday,’ tweets BCCI.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar too talks about the Indian fans who made efforts to attend the T20I match in Ireland despite the weather conditions being bad.
Ireland is experiencing cold as compared to India and the heavy rain might have made it a chill zone out there in Dublin but the fans made sure to cheer for as the “bleed blue” roaring did not stop throughout the match.
“Best part about our team is wherever we go people come out to support us.,” said Bhuvi.