Shashi Tharoor Asks A Pointed Question To Captain Kohli: The Indian skipper Virat Kohli has come under the scanner for not turning up to India’s post-match press conference after suffering a humiliating defeat by New Zealand in the T20 World Cup.
New Zealand bowlers Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi gave a tough time to the Indian bowlers as they picked three and two wickets. The Indian bowlers were restricted to just 7-110 during the opening innings of the Super 12s match in Dubai.
None of the Indian players were able to cross the 30-run mark in the game against New Zealand. Though, Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 26 gave the Men in Blue a faint hope of keeping their last-four aspirations in their own hand, however, New Zealand cricket gave a total team performance to wrap up the game with 33 balls to spare.
Following the defeat, Virat Kohli spoke to a reporter immediately where he admitted India was not as ‘brave’ as they needed to be against New Zealand. He had said:
“I don’t think we were brave enough with bat or ball. We didn’t have much to defend but we weren’t brave when we walked onto the field. Whenever we looked to take the game on, we lost a wicket. That happens in T20 cricket when some hesitation set in,”
However, later on, the skipper opted to skip the traditional post-match press conference and instead sent bowler Jasprit Bumrah to face the media. Well, this wasn’t unusual as the New Zealand cricket team also sent Ish Sodhi instead of skipper Kane Williamson, fans and several cricketers were left fuming Kohli didn’t front the media after suffering a loss.
Among many, politician Shashi Tharoor also took to his Twitter and expressed how the caption needs to tell the fans what went wrong during the match. He said:
“We have adored them, applauded them, admired them & awarded them. We don’t mind their losing but we do mind their not even putting up a fight. The captain needn’t tell us what went wrong (we could see that for ourselves); he needs to tell us WHY!:”
Here, check out the Tweet:
We have adored them, applauded them, admired them & awarded them. We don’t mind their losing but we do mind their not even putting up a fight. The captain needn’t tell us what went wrong (we could see that for ourselves); he needs to tell us WHY!:https://t.co/G4xNxt9N4T
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 1, 2021