Virat Kohli Feels India Needs To Execute Their Plans Well
By CricShots - Mar 13, 2021 3:00 pm
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After England register an 8-wicket win over India in the first of the five-match T20I series in Ahmedabad, captain Virat Kohli revealed that the hosts failed to execute their plans, and the batsmen needed more intent. The visiting team had a comfortable win at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, and also took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Kohli was also dismissed for a five-ball duck during India’s innings.

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Virat Kohli got out on a duck in the first T20I

During the post-match press conference, Kohli said, “We lacked execution of some shots. We need to come back with more intent and clarity of plan. Criticizing his side’s batting performance, he quipped, “It was a below-par batting performance and England made us pay. We looked to try few things but as a batting side you have to accept that we didn’t bat well. Shreyas batted well but we did not have enough runs on the board.”

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Shreyas Iyer was the only Indian batsman to make a useful contribution for the team as he scored a half-century. He slammed 67 runs off 48 balls. Despite his half-century, India could only set a target of 125 runs, which England chased in 15.3 overs.

England bowlers ran through the Indian batsmen

Rallying the hosts for the upcoming matches of the series, Virat Kohli stated, “We take a lot of pride in playing good white-ball cricket, we have won the previous series and the series before that. We just have these five games before the T20 World Cup, so we need to experiment but having said that, we have to ensure we don’t take things lightly”.

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India and England will be locking horns with each other again in the second T20I on March 14, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.