Virat Kohli I virat kohli says best of three finals would have been better for world test champio
- Team India captain Virat Kohli gave best of three final advice
- Indian captain said that one match will not determine whether our team played poorly
- New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets in WTC
Southampton: Echoing head coach Ravi Shastri, India captain Virat Kohli said the best Test team in the world should not be judged on the basis of one final but by the ‘best of three finals’. India made a comeback against Australia and England to win the series, but were defeated by New Zealand by eight wickets in the World Test Championship final.
Kohli said in the post-match press conference, ‘I am not in favor of determining the best Test team in the world by a final match. If there is a Test series, then only three Tests shows which team has the ability to return. It’s not like you’ve played well for two days and then suddenly you’re not a good Test team. I do not belive it.’
Shastri had talked about the best of three final even before the team left for England. Kohli said, ‘It should be considered in the future. In three matches, there are efforts, ups and downs, situations change. Opportunity to correct mistakes. After this it is known which is the best team. In this way, the Indian captain warned the ICC in gestures that the format of the World Test Championship final must be improved further.
He also said that the loss to New Zealand did not depict his team’s achievements in two years. “We are not bothered by this result. We have done well in the last three to four years. This match does not depict our ability and ability properly.
A three-match final will be difficult for the ICC in a busy international calendar. Kohli said people should remember that it was a tough series and not just a final. He said, ‘This should be discussed. Not because we couldn’t win, but for Test cricket this saga should be memorable.
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