India were humbled by Australia in the first Test as the visitors won the game comfortably by 333 runs which is their first win in India for 13 years.
One of the major debates at the end of the game was the pitch that was on offer at Pune as the Indian team were dismissed for less than 110 in both the innings.
There has been speculations going on around that India had asked the curator to prepare a rank turner for the first Test. One of the reporters questioned Virat Kohli post the end of the game and the Indian captain insisted that he didn’t speak to anyone regarding the wicket that was prepared.
“I don’t know, I didn’t speak to anyone,” smirked the Indian captain.
The Indian skipper had acknowledged that they were completely outplayed by Australia as the test match came to a conclusion in just two and half days.
“We got outplayed in this game. No two ways about it. Australia were much better. We’ve got to take it on the chin. We never took them for granted,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.
“That’s probably our worst batting display in the last two years. It was a case of not applying ourselves. Have to sit down and think what we did wrong. Batting was more disappointing than the bowling. We know that Pune is generally low and slow. They exploited it better than us and bowled at a good pace.”
Virat Kohli has also admitted that Australia were much better to make the use of the wicket that was on offer as a 12-wicket haul by O’Keefe has helped Australia to make a dream start to the prestigious test series.
Kohli insisted that they will come back stronger as there are still three more test matches left to play in the Test series. “I am sure we are going to bounce back strongly. It has been a good run for us (19-match unbeaten streak before this game). Good to see the crowd still supporting us.”