Virat Kohli loses cool after defeat in second Test against South Africa

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli is an angry man these days. That’s because the charismatic batsman of the Indian team has lost two back-to-back Test matches as a full-time captain.

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Speaking to reporters after India lost the second Test match to South Africa by 135 runs, Kohla lost his cool. When asked why India had not fielded its best eleven against South Africa, an angry Kohli responded, “What is the best eleven? If we had won this Test, was this the best eleven? We don’t decide the eleven according to the results. You are telling me that you could have played the best eleven. You tell me the best eleven and we will play that.”

”Whoever is picked should be good enough to do the job for the team. That is why we have got such a big squad. They are good enough to be at this level but you need to do that collectively as a team. You can’t pinpoint and say which is the best 11,” Kohli was quoted by The Hindu.

Kohli also wasn’t overly pleased when a reporter asked him if India were losing because of too many changes made in the team.

“How many Test matches have we won out of 34? How many have we won? How many have we won? 21 wins (20 actually). Two losses. How many draws? Does it matter? Wherever we play we try to do our best. I’m here to answer your questions, not to fight with you,” he was quoted by news agency ANI.

India had lost the first Test at Cape Town by 72 runs. Kohli was badly trolled on Twitter for failing to lead his side to a win on a foreign soil and also not able to shine with the bat.

 

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