Virat Kohli World Test Championship | Virat Kohli reveals biggest strength of New Zealand kiwi bowlers remain consistent for longer period
Virat Kohli after loss against New Zealand in WTC Final  |  Photo Credits: AP
- Team India’s embarrassing defeat in the World Test Championship final
- After the defeat, captain Virat Kohli told the biggest strength of New Zealand
- Is Captain Kohli taunting the Indian bowlers by telling the strength of the Kiwi team?
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has lauded New Zealand’s bowlers after their World Test Championship (WTC) final loss, saying the Kiwis are a much better team as they have fit bowlers who stay in rhythm for a longer period of time. Whatever Virat said in this statement, it does not only look like a compliment to the Kiwi players, but it also looks like a taunt about the Indian bowlers.
Significantly, Team India has not been able to stand in front of New Zealand’s bowling attack in the last six innings and has been reduced to a score of 200. India scored 170 runs in the second innings on the sixth day and set New Zealand a target of 139 runs for victory, which the Kiwi team achieved by scoring 140 runs for two wickets.
“The New Zealand team is very impressive. We have seen them over the years. They have a better team and they really like to play cricket,” Kohli said at the post-match press conference. He said that due to the fitness and rhythm, New Zealand bowlers could bowl in the same department for a long time.
Kohli said, “If you don’t put his bowler under pressure, he is so fit and in rhythm that he will bowl all day long and get you in trouble.”
The 32-year-old Indian captain heaped praise on New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson who dismissed Kohli in both the innings. “Jameson is a good bowler and I have faced many bowlers like him in my career. His length, I think, gives him an advantage. It is difficult for batsmen to stick to his rhythm,” Kohli said. In the IPL, Jamieson is a part of captain Virat Kohli’s team (Royal Challengers Bangalore).
“I think we didn’t get Jameson under pressure. We allowed him to bowl at one spot. He wasn’t bowling in the department where we could get runs against him,” Virat said.
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