"You and (Jasprit) Bumrah are so important to the team. Hopefully you guys recover and come back soon," he added.
"They (other teammates) are also feeling the same, they told me off camera," Hardik replied with a grin. The video of the conversation was posted on the official Twitter handle of BCCI.
On Wednesday evening, Rahul scored 91 off just 56 balls as India posted a mammoth total of 240/3. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma also took the Windies bowlers to the cleaners and contributed with 71 and 70* runs respectively.
In reply, West Indies could manage 173/8 in their allotted quota of 20 overs and lost the match by 67 runs.
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