These were the words of Virat Kohli while speaking at the presentation after India’s last match at this T20 world cup. India undoubtedly was the favorite before the tournament, but the losses against the big guns like Pakistan and New Zealand derailed their momentum and pushed them out of the world cup.
The departing captain cited that the team will take lots of positives from the last three encounters in the WC campaign. He said that the scenario may have been different if the team had shown a better intent in at least two overs of the game against Pakistan And New Zealand. India managed to get a decent score against Pakistan but failed to compete with the ball, as the opposing team won by ten wickets.
“We are not a team that is going to make an argument about the toss”. Kohli strongly felt that a team should be capable of doing well whether they win or lose the toss.
“We were not brave enough in the first two games”: Virat Kohli
Kohli didn’t mince his words while speaking the presentation and admitted that the side wasn’t brave enough against Pakistan and New Zealand. Indian bowling coach did admit that toss was a major factor in this tournament and provided an advantage to the team who won it.
“Thank you Ravi Shastri and all the coaches”: Virat Kohli
Kohli paid tributes to Ravi Shastri and Co. as it was also their last assignment before Rahul Dravid will take the charge along with his team. The coaches have been wonderful and have provided a wonderful atmosphere and that they were an extended part of the bigger family.
“Wanted SuryaKumar to bat at No.3 today”: Virat Kohli
While everybody was expecting Virat Kohli to come after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma against Namibia, SuryaKumar came into bat. When asked about the reason for it, Kohli replied that he wanted the player to take back some good memories. Suryakumar did not get a chance against New Zealand due to a lower back spasm.
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