- After a disappointing defeat, Indian captain Virat Kohli has questioned the mindset of the batsmen.
- The Indian team could score 36 runs in the second innings, which is their lowest score in the Test.
- Kohli said- It is difficult to describe these feelings in words, we had the edge, but then the innings collapsed.
- He said- I think we should have shown a little more will today
Fascinated by the embarrassing performance, Indian captain Virat Kohli admitted that he did not have the words to express the morale-breaking defeat in the first day-night Test match against Australia. Kohli blamed the batsmen for their team’s lowest score, who did not show any kind of passion. The Indian team was bowled out for 36 in their second innings and Australia won the first Test by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
Kohli said after the match, ‘It is very difficult to express emotions in words. We had an edge of 60 runs and then our innings was shattered. You keep yourself in good shape by working hard for two days and in an hour suddenly the situation changes and then victory becomes impossible. He said, ‘I think we should have shown a little emotion today. Should have stated his intentions He (Australian bowlers) bowled in these areas in the first innings as well but then our mindset was to score runs.
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Kohli said that the Australian bowlers did some good balls, but they did nothing new compared to the first innings. He said, ‘I believe that was the mindset. it was clear. It seemed that it was very difficult to score runs and the bowlers’ confidence increased. It was a combination of lack of spirit and the Australian bowlers bowling in right field. Kohli will now return home for the birth of his first child. In his place, Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in the remaining three Tests.
Kohli said, “You definitely want to be committed to the team. Better results would have been really good. But I am confident that the players will make a strong comeback in the Boxing Day Test. The second Test will be played in Melbourne from 26 December. Australian captain Tim Paine said he did not believe the Indian innings would be shattered in this way. Penn was voted man of the match. Penn said, ‘Actually I didn’t think so. I told the media in the morning that both teams have an attack that can take wickets quickly. There was no expectation that his innings would end so quickly.