India’s loss in the world cup semifinals against New Zealand was indeed a painful sight to see. The match took place across two days due to rains and the second day saw India’s batting line up struggle a lot.
The top order fell like a house of cards and all hopes ended with M.S. Dhoni getting run out. Skipper Virat Kohli finally spoke about the day in a conversation with India Today.
“Do I get affected by failures. Yes, I do. Everyone does. At the end of the day, I know my team would need me. I had the feeling so strong in my heart that I am going to come not out and make India go through that tough phase [in the semi-final]. But then again, maybe that was my ego talking because how can you predict something like that? You can only have a strong feeling or maybe it was a strong desire to do something like that,”Virat Kohli, captain, Indian cricket team
India was definitely overconfident that day as the day one indicated that the game was on India’s side but the next day narrated a completely different story. It is good that Kohli as a captain is taking responsibility on his head and admitting where he went wrong.
“I hate losing. I don’t want to walk out and say I could have done this. When I step out on the field, it’s a privilege. When I walk out, I want to have zero energy. We want to leave behind a legacy that future cricketers will say we want to play like that,” Kohli further added.
Kohli, who was on rest for the series against Bangladesh will be back in December for a home series against West Indies. India went for a tour of West Indies in August which came out to be fruitful. This series will be crucial with the world T-20 coming up.