“Why didn’t the team adequately prepare,” Dilip Vengsarkar Rips Into Virat Kohli Ensuing WTC Final Defeat

“Why didn’t the team adequately prepare,” Dilip Vengsarkar Rips Into Virat Kohli Ensuing WTC Final Defeat

Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar now claims that one of the key reasons for the loss was India’s lack of preparedness for the WTC final as he lashed out at Virat Kohli

New Zealand won the World Test Championship after defeating India in the finals in practically every aspect earlier in the week. Many people have criticized Virat Kohli’s team for their loss. 

Kyle Jamieson unleashed his full potential rattling the Indian Batting order who plucked a five-for in the first Innings and following on eliminated the big fishes Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the second innings paving a path to put forth New Zealand in the driving seat. Due to this feat, Jamieson was pegged as the player of the match. 

Dilip Vengsarkar Tears Into Virat Kohli Ensuing WTC Final Horrow Show

One of the key reasons for India’s loss was a lack of preparation for the World Test Championship final, according to former Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar. India did well in the World Test Championship process during the last two years, according to Vengsarkar, a former head selector, but he was not impressed with their defensive strategy for the finals in Southampton.

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“Before such a vital match, they didn’t play a warm-up game. New Zealand’s players, on the other hand, were game-ready. Before the finals, they had already played two Tests,” he stated.

The Indian players will now have a three-week holiday before returning on July 14 to prepare for England’s five-match Test series, which begins on August 4. 

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The former India cricketer retaliated to captain Virat Kohli’s post-match statement that the batsmen should show their intentions by saying that perhaps the intentions must also be displayed in terms of preparations. “If he’s talking about intent, why didn’t the team adequately prepare for this game? So, back then, what were your plans? The team should have played two four-day contests at the very least,” stated Dilip Vengsarkar. 

Vengsarkar is not the only one to have hit out at Virat Kohli. The Indian captain meanwhile once again tried to shift the blame as he cited weather conditions and the need for a three match series to determine the winner of the World Test Championship.

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