Revealed on: Aug 09, 2021
Indian captain Virat Kohli expressed disappointment after the primary Check in opposition to England resulted in a draw, with rain washing out your complete remaining day’s play. India wanted 157 runs with 9 wickets in hand to go 1-0 up within the five-match sequence however persistent rain didn’t enable a single ball to be bowled
Talking on the post-match presentation, Indian skipper Kohli quipped, “We had been anticipating rain on day 3 and 4, and it chooses to reach on day 5 once we had been seeking to have crack on the goal.”
“We needed to begin robust, and heading into day 5 we felt we had the possibility proper in entrance of the ball. We definitely felt we had been proper on prime, and it is a disgrace we could not full day 5,” he added.
India had been 52 for 1 in chase of 209, after bowling England out for 303 on Day 4. Talking in regards to the match, Kohli added, “We received to 50 in a single day, an actual optimistic for us. It wasn’t nearly survival, it was about getting the boundaries once we received the possibility.”
Although India couldn’t win the Check, Kohli hailed his bowlers for coming again strongly following the frustration within the WTC remaining. Kohli mentioned, “It is the onerous work of three-odd weeks (the lower-order batting). They had been within the nets usually, and we received a lead of 95 purely from their efforts
“I believe they did an incredible job with the bat. Most definitely it is going to be a template going forward [4-1 combination], however we have all the time been adaptable as nicely, to the circumstances and tempo of the wicket. It’ll be an thrilling sequence to be part of, as India-England all the time is,” he added.
Jasprit Bumrah was the star performer with 9 wickets within the Check match. Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur claimed 4 every whereas Mohammed Siraj chipped in with three
–By A Cricket Correspondent