The Indian team had to face defeat in the first Test match of the series against England by a big margin of 227 runs on the 5th day on Tuesday. In this match, questions were also raised on Indian bowling, in front of which England scored a huge score of 578 runs in their first innings. After the match, Virat Kohli also said that the bowling was not that much better.
Meanwhile, Virat was asked that he regretted not including the Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI. Captain Kohli replied, ‘Absolutely not. We do not regret it at all. ‘
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This is India’s biggest defeat at Chepauk Stadium, after which questions were also raised about India’s playing-XI. In this match, three spinners Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Nadeem were given a chance. Ashwin definitely impressed and took a total of 9 wickets. Nadeem took 4 wickets but proved expensive. Sundar too could not perform as expected.
Virat said about the reason for this, ‘We gave two off spinners (Ashwin and Sundar) a chance in the match. In such a situation, it was not possible to land Kuldeep Yadav with these two. If we had done this, then our three spinners would have become the same. Therefore, he gave a chance to the left arm spinner as the third spinner.
England won the first Test against India to take a 1-0 lead in the 4-match series. The second Test match of the series between the two teams will be played at the same ground in Chennai from 13 February.