Virat Kohli tweets after defeat by New Zealand in World Test Championship, fans demand his ouster as skipper


Hours after India were outclassed by mighty New Zealand in the World Test Championship in England, Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter to boost the morale of his side. Calling his team members ‘a family,’ Kohli said that it was time for everyone to move ahead.


He wrote, “This isn’t just a team. It’s a family. We move ahead. TOGETHER.”

New Zealand had defeated India by eight wickets on Wednesday despite the match being severely affected by incessant English rains. The Kiwis had successfully chased a target of 139 runs with skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor guiding the side to a stunning victory.

Reacting to India’s defeat, Kohli had said, “First up, big congratulations to Kane and the whole team. They showed great consistency and heart to pull out a result in just over three days, sticking to their processes to put us under pressure. They deserved the win. The first day got washed out, and when play resumed it was difficult to get any momentum. We lost only three wickets, but we could have got more runs if play had gone on without the interruptions.”

Many Indian cricket fans had taken to social media to demand Kohli’s ouster as the captain. Others said that they were missing the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was responsible for leading India to several international trophies such as the T20 World Cup in 2007 and ODI World Cup in 2011.

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