Virat Kohli led team India had the worst day at work on Saturday during day 3 of the just concluded first test match against the Australian cricket team.
Team India has found itself at the receiving end of criticism after a horrible collapse happened on Day 3 and the Indian batting line-up was bundled-up at 36/9, their lowest Test innings total. The Indian cricket team lost the game by 8 wickets as Australia easily chased down the target of 90 runs
The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli accepted that the Indian batsmen failed to have the right mindset during the second innings collapse at Adelaide Oval.
However, Virat rubbished that the collapse was a big wake-up call for the Indian cricket team. The skipper believes that collapses are a part and parcel of the game. During the virtual press-conference, he said:
“I don’t think it’s alarming and we can very well sit here and make a mountain out of a molehill, it’s basically looking at things in the right perspective. You have just spoken about five or six batting collapses in 8 to 9 years if I am not wrong. There will definitely be collapses again and again and we have to accept our mistakes and what we need to work on,”
“This is not club level cricket and obviously there is a lot of pressure involved at different stages and as batsmen, we take pride in doing our job for the team. We are not vulnerable to getting out cheaply or vulnerable to a collapse.”
Furthermore, Virat regarded this as their worst ever batting performance. He said:
“I don’t think we have ever had a worse batting performance than this. So we can only go upwards from here and you will see guys stepping up and realising their true characters. It’s a strange one to be honest in my opinion. The ball didn’t do much but we didn’t have too much intent of going out there and taking the game forward. Everything happened so quickly that no one could make any sense of it, ”
Virat will now be heading back to India due to paternity leave. Team India will now need to gather a lot of courage to make a strong comeback in the upcoming games of the series. Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team will be locking its horns with the Australians on 26th December.