New Zealand handed a second consecutive defeat to the cricketing giants, India, on Sunday as both the teams underwent their second encounter of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Both, Virat Kohli and co, Kane Williamson’s men, were brutally crushed under Pakistan’s sumptuous cricket in their first game of the big event and underwent a do-or-die match on 31st October seeking probabilities for semifinal qualification.
India kick-started their T20 World Cup encounter versus their arch-rivals, Pakistan, and declared a heavy 10-wicket defeat dimming their chances for the semifinal already. Later, New Zealand, with high hopes for beating the dynamic Pakistani line-up in their World Cup opener, were proffered a pitiless thrashing. The men in green just have been amazing, the only unbeaten participants from Group A competing in three matches yet.
Kohli, following the team’s mediocre showcase while talking in a post-match conference, was too bold to accept that the squad as a whole was not brave enough to encounter.
Here are the three reasons Kohli explained for India’s failure vs NZ:
“Quite bizarre. I don’t think we were brave enough with bat or ball. We didn’t have much to defend but we weren’t brave when we walked onto the field. Whenever we looked to take the game on, we lost a wicket. That happens in T20 cricket when some hesitation set in.”
He said the Black Caps looked optimistic of clutching the triumph but India were trifling on confidence which was apparent from their body language.
Our body language was poor from the start.
Moreover, he accepted the poor selection of shots the batsmen adhered to. Kohli added the players were hesitant rather than being confident.
The players were not confident but hesitant while playing and selecting shots.
Notably, after his post-match comments, the Indian cricketing fraternity has bashed him for going low on confidence and uttering such remarks in front of the media.
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