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Nicholas Pooran shares images of bruises after Arshdeep Singh's delivery and Brandon King's shot

Nicholas Pooran shares images of bruises after Arshdeep Singh's delivery and Brandon King's shot

Nicholas Pooran, from the West Indies, is known as one of the best T20I batters in modern cricket. He was a key part of the West Indies' first international series win over India since 2006, for which he was named The Player of the Series.

The five-match T20I series between India and West Indies finished 3-1, with the hosts winning the final game by eight wickets at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida, on Sunday.

Nicholas Pooran, a left-handed hitter, posted a picture of his bruises on social media and joked that he was grateful to Brandon King and Arshdeep Singh.

In the series-deciding match between India and West Indies, Pooran 47(35) and Brandon King 85*(55) put together a strong 107-run partnership for the second wicket. They were trying to get to 166.

India lost the game because of these two players, who helped their team beat the guests by eight wickets and win the T20I series 3-2.

During his turn at bat, Pooran was hit with the ball more than once.

"The consequences. "Thank you, Brandon King and arsdeep," his message said.

During the IND vs WI five-match T20I series in 2023, Pooran, who has scored the second-most runs for the West Indies in T20Is, was on fire. In five T20 matches against India, the star wicketkeeper-batter made 176 runs at a strike rate of 141.94. The next time we'll see him play will be in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023.

India's average bowling line was a big part of why they lost the T20 series against the West Indies. Except for Kuldeep Yadav, none of the other Indian bowlers did well.

After his team lost the series, captain Hardik Pandya said, "It's okay to lose sometimes." In the series-deciding game, IND vs. WO 5th T20I, Pandya gave up 32 runs in 3 overs without getting a catch.

When it came to hitting, only Tilak Varma, who was making his start, and Suryakumar Yadav came through when it mattered.

After losing the T20 series to the Windies, India will have a chance to set the record straight in a three-match T20I series against Ireland starting on August 18.