Tuesday , April 23 2019

Kohli steer India to Champions Trophy semifinals

Kohli led Indian team had crushed South Africa by 8 wickets at The Oval in their final Group B fixture to set up an expected semi-final with Bangladesh on Thursday.


Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli said his crew’s Champions Trophy annihilation of SA on Thursday was powered by his snub to spare his players from denunciation in the dressing room. The Men in Blue crinkled the Proteas by 8 wickets at The Oval to set up an expected semi-final with Bangladesh on this Thursday.

India had to gain to avoid exclusion after slumping to a shock loss contrary to Sri Lanka, a choking performance that provoked Kohli to let his crew know where they were going erroneous.

Apart from sugar-coating comments to save his players’ pride, the kohli had made it transparent that they had to progress and he was happy with how they retorted in the make or break clang on Sunday.

“You need, to be honest. You have to occasionally say things that upset. That’s what I trust in,” he said.

“You need to place it out infront of them that this is what we did incorrect, counting me, and we should take it on the jaw and accept it and show it.

“That is why we are selected amid millions of people to play at this level. You should be good enough to do that for the nation and you have to be good enough to bound back, as well.

“You are not supposed to do the same mistakes again and again. That kind of mindset is certainly helping all of us to come collected as a unit and make things occur.

“It is not about requesting two, three players to do it. We are asking everybody to do it and everybody is responding really good.


With Bangladesh and India joining hosts England in the past four and the conqueror of Monday’s Sri Lanka contrary to Pakistan match taking the final semi-final berth; it has been a sturdy tournament for the crews from the sub-continent.

Kohli had acknowledged the extent of one-day cricket played in the area was a factor, but he has also been awestruck with the way India has revised to the English situations.

“Possibly because of how much limited-overs cricket we play, I consider the players are getting more qualified in hard situations,” he said.

“Perhaps some of the crews have really amazed the opposition with the way they have batted and bowled in firm situations.”

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