Indian skipper Virat Kohli shows his witty side in post-match conference after series win against England in three-match T20I series concluded on February 1. The journalist raised questions on Kohli opening the inning in the series and failing to make an impact in the game with his batting. On this Kohli stunned the journalist with a witty reply as he replied, “Maine IPL mein batting ki thi as an opener. Char hundred banaye the. Tab kisi ne kuch nahi bola. Ab match mein run nahi banaye to problem ho gayi.” meaning that he scored four hundreds in IPL 2016 batting at the same position and no one said anything about it. Now that I have failed to score runs in a few innings that has caused a major problem. MS Dhoni too pulled off a similar stint when Australian journalist Simon Feck asked him about his retirement plans.
Watch what all he said in this video:
Kohli seemed satisfied with India winning the T20I series despite losing the first match. He said, “I am more happy about that (series) and not worried about my opening slot. If I had made 70 runs in two matches, would you have asked me this question. No, right? So just enjoy the series. It is a nice win for us.”
It was not a good series for Kohli with the bat as he was able to score only 52 runs in three T20Is, he got run-out for 2 in the final T20I but that did not affect the match’s outcome. He lauded his team’s effort with almost everyone contributing to the victory in the final.“That time people were saying ‘oh! such a revelation.’ Now I don’t score in two innings. Focus on others as well. There are 10 other players in the team. If I do everything so what will the others do,” he added.
India won the final quite comfortably in the end, thanks to an infamous batting collapse from tourists as they were reduced from 119-2 to 127 all out. England had their worst batting collapse as they lost 8 wickets in a span of 8 runs, which is only second to New Zealand’s batting collapse of 8 wickets for 5 runs (in 1946 against Australia) in the history of international cricket.