Well, the loss against New Zealand was a tough pill to swallow for the Indian National Cricket Team. All the players and the skipper Virat Kohli was confident in their statements regarding the world cup triumph. However, it wasn’t the case, as they lost to New Zealand while chasing a moderate total on the board.
Virat Kohli added that India is keen on hitting the refresh button and focussing on the task in hand in the upcoming full-tour of the West Indies. Kohli also revealed that he and his teammates felt good after a fielding session on Friday and that the entire unit is looking forward to being back on the field.
Speaking on the eve of India’s first T20I against West Indies in Florida, Kohli revealed it was difficult for the team to cope up with the loss initially but as professionals, they had to move on.
It was difficult – Virat Kohli
However, Virat Kohli is keen to move on from the disappointment and is focused on the job at hand. India will be seen in action for the first time after the World Cup 2019 when they take on West Indies in the first T20I of the three-match series on Saturday.
“The first few days after we exited the World Cup were quite difficult. Till the time the tournament got over, every time we woke up it was the worst feeling in the morning. Then through the day, you do things and sort of getting on with your life,” Virat Kohli told the press on the eve of the 1st T20I.
“Yesterday the fielding session and the little bit of time we spent on the field was really good. Everyone was excited, looking forward to just playing, just being on the field again. I think that’s the best thing you can do as a team, just get on the park as soon as possible,” Kohli added.
India will play 2 T20Is in Florida on Saturday and Sunday before heading to Guyana for the third T20I on August 6. Virat Kohli’s men will also play 3 ODIs after which they will begin their World Test Championships campaign against the West Indies later in August.