‘We were not brave enough with bat’ – Virat Kohli after losing to New Zealand
India suffered their second consecutive loss of the 20-20 World Cup. The team lost to New Zealand by eight wickets. Once again the batters were at fault and they failed to show any intent. India could only manage 110-7 in their 20 overs which was never going to be sufficient. Post the loss, India skipper Virat Kohli came down hard on the batters and said the batters were not brave enough with the bat. Here’s our best cricket betting apps to download.
“To be brutal upfront, I don’t think we were brave enough with bat/ball. We obviously didn’t have much to play with the ball. We were just not brave enough in our body language when we entered the field and NZ had better intensity, body language. Every time we took a chance, we lost a wicket. It’s most often a result of hesitation of whether you should go for a shot or not. When you play for India, there are loads of expectations. We are watched, people come to the stadium and everyone who plays for India needs to embrace that and cope with it. We haven’t done that in these two games, and that’s why we haven’t won. We have to be optimistic and positive and take calculated risks. We have to disconnect from the pressure and continue with our process, and play a positive brand of cricket. There’s a lot of cricket to play in the tournament. Here’s our IPL betting tips. Take a look at it.
The loss comes after a 10 wicket drubbing against Pakistan in the opening game. India’s chances of qualification looks grim but they will still have a chance if they can win all their remaining games by big margins. However, they will need few other results to go there way as well.