After the crushing defeat in the Leeds Test, questions are being raised on the captaincy of Virat Kohli


After the crushing defeat in the Leeds Test, questions are being raised on the captaincy of Virat Kohli and the performance of the Indian team's batsmen. In the third match of the Test series against England, Team India's first innings was reduced to just 78 runs. In the second innings, he lost his last 8 wickets for 63 runs. The team's score was 215-2 at one time and it was all out for 278 runs. Team India lost the match by an innings and 76 runs.

After this defeat, Virat Kohli is facing tough questions. In the post-match press conference on Saturday, he was questioned about the approach of the Indian batsmen. A reporter asked Kohli, 'The England bowlers were bowling full-length balls. He was bowling on the pads. In such a situation, Indian batsmen could play on the back foot. The batsmen failed to score runs. To this Kohli replied with only two words. He said ok thanks.

Let us tell you that England has leveled 1-1 in the five-match series. Team India went on the back foot on the first day itself in this match. She was all out for just 78 runs.

In reply, England scored 432 runs in the first innings. Captain Joe Root played an innings of 121 runs. Indian batsmen started well in the second innings. By the end of the third day's play, his score was 215-2.

But in the first session of the fourth day, Team India lost 8 wickets for 63 runs. England fast bowler Olly Robinson took 5 wickets for 65 runs. He got the man of the match award. The fourth match of the series will be played from 2 September at the Oval ground in London.


'Put your pride in your pocket, Kohli'

Kohli is known for his aggression. But all this feels right when the team is winning. The captain should be humble after a defeat. Kohli himself is going through poor form. And recently former India cricketer Maninder Singh had said that Kohli should put his pride in his pocket.

Maninder Singh said, 'If he wants to play under pressure, as Virat always does, then these are not the kind of pitches where he can bat like that. He needs to spend some more time and on the last tour like he scored 600 runs while batting. Once you know the speed then you can play your shots.

He said that this is not the pitch of India where you take one foot forward and start playing shots. He put his pride in his pocket.


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