Back To Back Knock Out Loses Left Fans Agitated !!
Written by Dhiwaharan Published on Jun 24, 2021 | 18:27 PM IST | 252
Indian Captain Virat Kohli, in the press match conference, said that he is not bothered too much about the result of the World Test Championship final. After two successful years of Test cricket, India stumbled at the last hurdle and lost the final match against New Zealand. Kohli said that he believes that Test cricket is a process and added that the nuances of the format cannot be fully utilised through just one match, especially when it’s to determine the champions of Test cricket.
“I am not in absolute agreement of deciding the best Test side in the world over the course of one game. If it is a Test series, it has to be a test of character over three Tests – which team has the ability to come back in the series, or totally blow away the other team. It can’t just be pressure applied over two days of good cricket and then you suddenly you are not a good Test side anymore. I don’t believe in it,” Virat Kohli said after losing to New Zealand in Southampton.
India lost the World Test Championship Finals to New Zealand after failing score enough runs in their second innings. The team got all out for 170 runs and the Blackcaps needed just 139 runs to win in the finals. The solid partnership of senior batsman Ross Taylor and Captain Kane Williamson made things easier for the New zealand team. Losing just two wickets in the fourth innings, the team registered their victory in the inaugural World test Championship tournament.
Kane scored a match winning half century and the winning runs came from the bat of Ross Taylor who scored 47 runs at the end of the 3 day test match. Various kind of reactions are emerging in social media platforms from fans who witnessed the match. Many Indian fans blamed Kohli for losing 7th ICC knock out match in a row as a captain for India. Meanwhile, Tamil actor Siddharth came up with a tweet expressing his displeasure over ICC for their “poor” planning.
Now, fans of team India who are known for their emotional bonding towards the game cricket, started blaming Kohli for the back to back losses at ICC knock out games. Last time, India won an ICC tournament in the year 2013 and it was under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. The team won the ICC Champions Trophy in England in 2013 and failed to win 2014 T20 World Cup, 2015 World Cup, 2016 T20 World Cup, 2017 Champions Trophy and 2019 World Cup.
Harsh criticisms and trolls against captain Kohli are surfacing in Internet with many demanding him to give up captaincy. Comparisons between himself and former captain Dhoni are also being made by the fans. Check out some of the reactions below :
major missing🥺😒🙍♂️ Dhoni..At this stage , india want to show the aggression, intent🔥💯 to defend this total— Monesh@moni (@Monesh37) June 23, 2021
Believe in india💪 Believe in Kohli👍#INDvNZ #ICCWTCFinal #final2021 #Dhoni #kohli @msdhoni @imVkohli @BCCI @ICC pic.twitter.com/1i3kdYVcCq
Kohli will get everything in his life.. Name, Fame, reputation i mean everything BUT not the TROPHY ❌— 𝑽𝒊𝒌𝒂𝒔 𝕾𝖆𝖝𝖊𝖓𝖆 💙 (@vs_sedulous) June 24, 2021
So i request @BCCI to replace @imVkohli with @ImRo45 ASAP if u want to win upcoming T20 WC Event
I'm fed up to being lost in semi finals & finals of every @ICC Events#NZvsIND
#captaincy #ViratKohli #INDvNZ— Sachin Harolikar (@SHarolikar) June 23, 2021
The people who are saying Kohli is not responsible for the defeat… Should see below images.. This is the final not an entertainment stage.. He is dancing like a fool kid on the ground.. What's nonsense.. Most irresponsible person.. pic.twitter.com/PvUUM3Rzyg
Sore loser. Full of bluster and faux statesmanship otherwise. Pathetic captain, reliable for poor selection of playing XIs. Ordinary batsman, with pretensions of greatness.— Akshaya Kumar (@Pairahan1) June 24, 2021
Virat #Kohli is an embarrassment. https://t.co/nwuMBgnZFo
Result of #WTC is known to every cricket lovers before it starts but everyone thinking of Gaba again— Dushyant Diwvedi (@DushyantDiwvedi) June 24, 2021
Priority for @BCCI is IPL while for NZ management it was WTC
Lack of dedication costs again
New chokers team India#AnilKumble was right about #Kohli
It's the same number of press conference made by Modi. Zero.— Standby (@standbytalks) June 24, 2021
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