T20 WC: #BanIPL rules Twitter as Kohli-XI faces second defeat in a row
Virat Kohli. File photo
Indian fans termed Indian Premier League (IPL) and BCCI’s too much arrogance as reasons behind India’s failure to win international matches. This was India's second successive loss in the tournament.
Indian fans blamed IPL, considered the richest cricket league in the world, for the failure of the Indian team led by Virat Kohli.
One UK-accent Indian fan commented, “Something you learn from today. This happened you become arrogant. First of all BCCI and secondly IPL—calm down and you are not the God—this is reality. You are not playing for the IPL. You are playing for your country. Put it in your mind. You can be the richest board in the world. Bullshit this is.”
The Virat Kohli-led side started the tournament as favourites but has not lived up to the wishes and hopes of the Indian fans.
India not brave enough
Indian captain Virat Kohli said his team was not brave enough with the bat, ball and its body language in the eight-wicket loss to New Zealand.
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Sunday said his team was not brave enough with the bat, ball and in its body language as it copped an eight-wicket thrashing at the hands of New Zealand which has put the side in danger of a group-stage exit from the T20 World Cup. India crashed to an eight-wicket defeat to a clinical New Zealand team that beat its opponents in all departments of the game, exactly seven days after the 10-wicket drubbing that the Men in Blue received from Pakistan. "I don't think we were brave enough with bat or ball. We were not brave enough with our body language," Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
India were restricted to a below-par 110 for seven after being sent in to bat with the likes of Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner sharing the spoils with the ball.
"We didn't have much to defend but we weren't brave when we walked out to field."