WTC Final 2021: Virat Kohli blames batsmen for defeat, defends XI’s decision

India’s dream of winning the first ever ICC World Test Championship has never come true. In the final, New Zealand played a fantastic cricket match, beating Team India by 8 wickets to win the WTC title. On the sixth day of the Test, New Zealand’s bowlers bowled out and India were bowled out for 170 in the second innings, boosting their hopes of victory. Captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor shared a 96-run partnership to lead the team to victory. India captain Virat Kohli was quite upset with the team’s performance and blamed the batsmen for the defeat in the WTC final. Kohli admitted that India’s batsmen scored 30 to 40 runs less.

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After the defeat, Virat said, ‘First of all, many congratulations to Kane Williamson and his team. He showed tremendous consistency and enthusiasm and the result came out in three days. He put pressure on us throughout the Test match and he deserved this win. It was difficult to get up to speed on the second day and we batted well in the first innings. This morning made a big difference, where their bowlers executed the plan well and didn’t let us run. We are 30-40 runs away from setting good goals. I do not regret to announce the Eleven that will be played before the match as you will need an all-rounder on the team, but we have unanimously decided that this is the best XI for the field.

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In the WTC final, Kyle Jamison praised Virat for dismissing both innings at the hands of James, saying, “Jameson has made a good start to international cricket. He is also good at bowling and batting in good areas. This is a good match for them and they should be given a matchmaker. The WTC is great for the game and if you put too much emphasis on Test cricket it would be better for international cricket. This is a great move by the ICC. Test cricket is the heartbeat of the game.

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