Virat Kohli Is All Praises For This Indian Cricketer After First #IndVsAus T20i, Says He Is A Strong Player

Last updated:

The Australian cricket team emerged out victorious, after a thrilling finish in the first of the three match T20i series as the Indian cricket team failed to chase the target runs of 174 runs and the hosts are now leading the series with 1-0.

Virat Kohli made a comeback after a break and took the captaincy responsibilities back from Rohit Sharma who led the Men In Blue to emerge as winners in the T20i series against the Windies, that they won by 3-0.

However, skipper Kohli couldn’t give that much of a display with his performance in the match today as he could only score four runs, also, he dropped a catch off Australia’s skipper Aaron Finch. It wasn’t an ideal match for the Indian captain.

But Virat Kohli feels that it was a close game after team’s narrow loss of four runs against Australia in the first T20I. In the post-match presentation or interview, Virat Kohli said :

Lot of Indians came in to support us which is always the case anywhere we play. It was a close game, exciting one for the crowd to watch and for the players as well. Was a see-saw battle. Started well with the bat, fumbled in the middle overs, in the end we thought we’ll win with Pant and Karthik but it changed again with Pant’s dismissal”.

Virat Kohli praised Shikhar Dhawan for his fine knock of 76 runs off just 42 balls. However, he is also hoping that the men in blue will learn something from their mistakes and will emerge out stronger in the next game. He said :

He’s (Dhawan) a very strong player at the top of the order. Hasn’t got a T20 hundred yet, but the way he plays it really benefits the team. That’s how it goes in the game. What we can do is learn from them (mistakes) and get back better. On the day, if we can have three-four guys to stand up for the team, that’s what we want. Don’t have much time to think of things, which can be a good thing as well as a bad thing”.

Well, we really wish that the men in blue hits back stronger this time in the second T20I series that will take place on 23rd November.

What are your thoughts about this? Share them with us in the comments below.