Virat Kohli, the regular captain of the Indian cricket team, blamed the batting failure in assessing the pitch for his team’s defeat in the first T20 match against the England team on Friday.
Captain Virat Kohli thought that the batsmen need to use the depth of the crease and bounce. Which only young batsman Shreyas Iyer could do.
Captain Kohli said after the match ended, we did not have enough information about what to do on such pitches.
I think we tried to play there in the middle, this is something we have to do. Captain Virat Kohli further said that it was not a good day for us as batsmen.
You always have to accept your deficiency. The same will now be back in the next match with a bit more intention and clarity of plans.
The same captain Virat Kohli further said that it was a strange start for us. The wicket allowed you to hit the shots the way you wanted.
I think the innings of young batsman Shreyas Iyer was an example of how you can use the depth of the crease.
And what can you do with the bounce on the pitch. Because pitches often had variable bounce. He was playing shots on square wickets and which other players failed to do.
33-year-old Indian captain Virat Kohli also said that Indian batsmen got ahead of themselves. If the pitch allows you to play these kinds of shots, then you can play aggressive cricket with the first ball.
But perhaps we went far ahead of ourselves, and could not find enough time in between to assess the circumstances.
The same Virat Kohli did not consider big reason to switch from Tests to T20. Kohli further says that it is not difficult to switch, we have done this in the past.
I don’t think it could be a factor. We all take great pride in playing cricket with white balls.
We played the last T20 series and we won, but we still need to try a few things. He said that you can never take England’s team lightly.