IND v WI 2018: Twitterati lauds Jason Holder for his magnificent 5-fer

Holder exemplified what leading from the front is all about, with his performance in the first session on Day 3.

Holder led from the front and helped West Indies limit India's lead to just 56 runs on Day 3 | AFP

Jason Holder gave an outstanding example of what leading from the front is all about, as he helped the West Indies run through the Indian batting line up in the first session on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test at Hyderabad. 

On what is increasingly becoming a new ball surface because of the uneven bounce and lateral seam movement off the surface, Holder started off brilliantly, as he removed the good-looking Ajinkya Rahane for 80 and then simply went past the defense of Ravindra Jadeja for a duck on the next ball. 

Holder dislodged Kuldeep Yadav's off-stump to complete his third consecutive five-wicket haul in Test cricket. It was the first time a West Indies pacer has taken a five-fer in India since 1994. 

All of this, after having already gotten out Virat Kohli LBW for a score of 45 against the run of the play on Day 2. 

Holder, who scored absolutely vital 52 runs in the first innings, finished with figures of 5-56, his fifth five-wicket haul in Test match cricket. 

He, along with the world-class Shannon Gabriel, ensured that they limit India's lead to just 56 runs, when it threatened to be much more before the day's play began. 

Very deservingly, the admirable Jason Holder received praise from everyone around the cricketing world. Here are some of the tweets:


By Kashish Chadha - 14 Oct, 2018

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