Ravi Rampaul Birthday: West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul has turned 37 today. Rampaul, who has been playing international cricket for 18 years, has had a tumultuous career. In the year 2015, Rampaul was dropped from the team but this player did not give up. On the basis of his consistent performance in T20 cricket, he made a place in the Caribbean team for the T20 World Cup after six years. Rampaul may have played only 133 matches in his career but he has a tremendous record against Team India and Virat Kohli.
Historic innings played against India on the 10th
Rampaul holds the record for the highest score at number 10 in ODI cricket. Rampaul scored an unbeaten 86 while batting at number 10 in the 2011 match against India in Visakhapatnam. At one time the Caribbean team was struggling for 170 runs at the loss of 9 wickets. After this, Rampaul shared a 99-run partnership with Kemar Roach for the last wicket. Rampaul scored 86 runs in 66 balls with 6 fours and 6 sixes while Roach remained unbeaten on 24. Thanks to his innings, the West Indies team managed to score 269 runs in 50 overs at the loss of 9 wickets.
However, despite this, India won this match by 5 wickets. Virat Kohli scored 117 runs for India while Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 90 runs. After the lethal batting, Rampaul took the wickets of Kohli and Gautam Gambhir but he could not get his team to win.
Kohli was dismissed 6 times in ODIs
In ODI cricket, Ravi Rampaul has dismissed Indian captain Virat Kohli the maximum number of times. Rampaul has taken 117 wickets in 92 ODIs and has been more successful against India. This bowler has taken 28 wickets in 15 matches against Team India. Twice has done the feat of taking four wickets in an innings and once five wickets.
Rampaul took the same number of wickets for 37 runs in Kingston ODI in 2009 and 60/60 in Visakhapatnam ODI in 2013. The Caribbean team had won both the matches. Rampaul took five wickets for 51 runs in the 2011 ODI match in Chennai, but India won the match by 80 runs.