Indian team captain Virat Kohli admitted that his team beaten unilaterally by New Zealand in the first Test match played at the Basin Reserve ground, but Kohli says that as people are giving it a big defeat, he does not think so. New Zealand defeated India by 10 wickets in the first Test and took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
After the match, Kohli said, ‘We did not show much competition in this match. In the past, we have shown that even if we are a loser, we have played good cricket and we have always remained in the match. He said, “I think we disappointed ourselves a lot in the first innings.”
Virat Kohli Admits His Defeat
New Zealand won the toss and invited India to bat and the visiting team collapsed for only 165 runs. The Kiwi team scored 348 runs in their first innings to take a lead of 183 runs over India. The Indian team could score only 191 runs in the second innings. And New Zealand needed only nine runs to win, which they achieved without losing wickets.
Virat Kohli said, ‘We have to understand that we were not at our best in this match and there is no problem in confessing this. When we accept it, only then will we be able to get out of it. And go to the next match with a good mindset and competition, which we have shown as a team.
The captain Virat Kohli said, “We know that we did not play well, but if people want to see it exaggeratedly, then we cannot do anything in it.” This is India’s first defeat in the ICC Test Championship. Even after this defeat, India remains in the first place in the Test Championship.
Virat Kohli said that he is unable to understand why a defeat is being seen as if it is the end of the world. He said, ‘For some people, this may be the end of the world, but it is not. For us, it is a game of cricket that we lost and now we have to move forward. And keep our head high.
Virat Kohli said, ‘We understand that to win we have to play well, even at home. The international level is not easy, because teams keep coming here and losing. You have to accept this and this tells the character of your team.