Virat Kohli on losing two WTC points and fine due to slow over rate, India vs England test, Virat Kohli speaks up on losing two WTC points and fine due to slow over rate,
Virat Kohli  |  Photo Credits: AP
- Indian team suffered heavy losses due to slow over rate
- Penalty imposed as punishment plus two WTC points deducted
- Indian captain Virat Kohli gave a statement about this punishment before the second test
Indian captain Virat Kohli has expressed his disappointment over two World Test Championship (WTC) points being deducted for slow over-rates after the first Test against England. Apart from deducting two points for slow over rates between India and England, both the teams were also fined 40 per cent of their match fees.
Talking to the media on Wednesday, Virat Kohli said, “As a team, we were disappointed that we lost two points because it is a reason that is not in our hands. We were two overs behind but we finished second. Bowled a few overs early in the innings.”
“There are small things where we have to save 10-15 seconds that matter a lot and we did the same practice in the second innings. Those points matter a lot,” he said.
A five-Test series is being played between India and England, whose second Test match is to be played from 12 to 16 August at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The first Test of the series could not be completed due to rain and it was declared a draw.
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