After Virat Kohli had been on the receiving end of the Headingly test almost every day, he could have lost his cool with this journalist. But Kohli, as famous as he is, exercised restraint and replied, “Okay, thanks” to a question that just didn’t make any sense.
In the video clip that is making the rounds on Twitter, a journalist can be heard telling Kohli how India should have played the English bowlers on their hindfoot hours after the hosts lost an innings to Kohli & Co.
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“England bowlers played full and on the pads and when there was a chance to get on their hindfoot India seems to miss a lot of runs,” the person can be heard say. As can be seen here, the Lord just couldn’t articulate himself very well; Kohli sensed this and calmly replied to end it on the spot.
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Prior to this, Kohli has backed the under-attack wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, saying team management will give him all the space he needs in the remaining five test series against England.
“Well, as I said, if I lose, I cannot assess it or, as the captain, I cannot analyze it. Definitely management won’t start analyzing this because we are not failing as a team. Consequently, we don’t lose, that’s what I mean when I say that we have definitely failed this game as a team and that we are taking responsibility for it, “said Kohli at the virtual press conference after the game when asked whether Pants missing runs were problems for create the lower middle order.
India suffered an innings and 76 runs loss to England in the third Test when pacemaker Ollie Robinson (5/65) tore apart the visiting line-up in the second innings. India was pooled for 78 in the first innings, while the hosts replied with 432 courtesy of skipper Joe Roots 121.
(With PTI inputs)
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