Virat Kohli’s Team India lost consecutive Test matches against New Zealand as they surrendered the two-match Test series to the hosts. While they are still sitting pretty atop the points tally in ICC World Test Championship despite a recent couple of defeats, the Kiwis bowlers ripped apart the Indian batting lineup, which is a dangerous sign.
Kohli’s men looked wobbly right from the get-go and were deservedly beaten in the Test series by a supremely dominant New Zealand side.
Even by his lofty standards, the Indian skipper failed to get past 20-run mark in four innings which is a big turn off for the Indian fans.
While the 31-year-old Kohli failed to deliver the goods with the bat, he was caught gesturing ‘Shut the f**k up’ to the home crowd during the second Test.
Afterwards, in a press conference, Kohli seemed irked when a reporter questioned his on-field behaviour.
Virat Kohli has been animated on the field:
On Day 3, before the end of the play, the Indian skipper was caught saying some more controversial words while New Zealand’s second innings.
Jab India mein yeh log aayengey, tab dikha doonga: Virat Kohli
Kohli was standing near the slips when he gave a rather bold yet somewhat controversial statement.
“Jab India mein yeh log aatengey, tab dikha doonga (I will show them when they come to India),” said the Delhi born cricketer according to Indian Express.
While the statement does not show any sort of sportsmanship, coming from a skipper, in particular, it also shows he’s confident of India’s form at home. They defeated South Africa and Bangladesh pretty easily in the previous home season, which could have prompted Kohli to utter those words.
The Men in Blue haven’t lost a Test series at home since 2012/13 when England triumphed on Indian soil.
Since then, they have had a near-perfect record, losing just a solitary match to Australia in 2017.
If indeed, Kohli did utter the aforementioned words, things should be interesting when New Zealand indeed travel to India for a Test series.
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