Ahmedabad, March 13: After an eight-wicket defeat in the first T20I of the five-match series against England, India captain Virat Kohli said that his side had a poor batting performance and, as a result, the spectators paid him.
England defeated India by eight wickets with 27 balls to spare at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Chasing 125, Jason Roy and Jose Butler starred with the bat, as they played the 49 and 28 knock respectively. India vs England 1 T20I 2021 State Highlights: Visitor Register comprehensive 8-wicket win.
“We didn’t know enough about what to do on such a pitch. Some of the lack of execution of the shots and some we address as batsmen. It was not a perfect day on the park. Acknowledging you. Will. Your faults and coming back with too much intent and clarity of plan in the next game. The wicket might not have allowed you to hit the kind of shots you wanted, Shreyas’ innings was an example of who you were. Can use depth in a way. Bouncing and riding at the crease. It was a low-level batting performance and England paid us, “Kohli told host broadcaster Star Sports in a post-match presentation.
“We looked to try a few things but as a batsman you have to accept the conditions in front of you, if the pitch allows you to play these kind of shots then yes. We have ourselves to assess the conditions Didn’t give enough time, Shrey. It did, but there were too many wickets down to get past 150-160, “he said.
Kohli was dismissed by spinner Adil Rashid for the Duck in the first T20I. The Indian captain last scored a century in international cricket in 2019 and since then, the three-digit mark has ruled him out.
Talking about his form, Kohli said: “This is part of the whole journey of international cricket. When you have played for so long, you will have your ups and downs, accepting you as a batsman Will. On your day, you will. ” Probably too much for the team. At the end of the day, you have to stay true to your intentions and plan as a batsman, understand that sometimes the bowling team will come up and execute their plans better. For me, it’s about me. Trying to be more positive there. ”
In the first T20I, Shreyas played a single hand as he scored 67 runs while batting at number five and this helped India to score 124/7 in the prescribed twenty overs. India and England will now play the Horns in the second T20I of the five-match series on Sunday.
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