Being caution will not help, says Kohli
Posted by hussainrashida39 on February 27th, 2020
Indians had a terrible first Test against New Zealand which they would like to forget soon. The batsmen especially had a massive fail and then the bowlers followed. Speaking of the performances, Virat Kohli clearly said that the approach needs to be changed to win the away matches.
The Indian batsmen failed to cross 200 in both the innings in seam-friendly conditions and then the bowling unit could not restrict the hosts to a decent lead. India’s performance was nowhere close to the number one Test team. He pointed out the approach of the batting unit and explained, “I think the language we use as a batting unit, that has to be correct. I don’t think being cautious or wary will help because you might stop playing your shots.”
After a disaster in Wellington, the Men in Blue is set to take on the Kiwis once again in the second Test match. The next match is scheduled to begin from February 29 in Christchurch.
The skipper further explained that the defensive mind-set of the team does not help them win matches abroad. He clarified that during the away matches there is not point of being defensive because it never pays off. He also mentioned about his own approach that is generally attacking. The captain said that he focuses on playing counter-attacking game which can help him to take the team forward. Moreover, Kohli commented that it is important to admit if an approach goes wrong.
“If I see a situation, if it is a green wicket, then I try to play counter-attacking cricket so that I can take the team forward. If you don’t succeed, then you have to accept that your thinking was correct, you tried but it didn’t come off, fair enough. There is no harm in accepting that. But I don’t think a cautious approach ever pays off, especially away from home.”
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