India vs Australia: ‘Grand Reunion’ – Virat Kohli Engrossed In Dialogue With Ravi Shastri. See Pics


Virat Kohli with Ravi Shastri forward of the second T20I.© Twitter

After dropping the primary T20I in opposition to Australia, India face a must-win state of affairs within the second T20I if they’re to remain alive within the three-match contest. The collection is a part of the ultimate few collection that India will probably be enjoying forward of the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Earlier than the second T20I in Nagpur, former Indian cricket group captain Virat Kohli met with former India coach Ravi Shastri, who’s a part of the commentary panel for the official broadcasters.

Within the first T20I, India’s frailties with the ball had been laid naked as Australia gunned down a formidable 209-run goal moderately comfortably for a four-wicket win in Mohali on Tuesday. KL Rahul (55 off 35 balls) and Hardik Pandya (71 not out off 30) helped India submit a frightening 208 for six after Australia put the hosts in to bat. Australia had been dominant within the run chase, romping dwelling in 19.2 overs. Final 12 months’s World Cup hero Matthew Wade (45 not out off 21) and Cameron Inexperienced (61 off 30) performed particular knocks to make quick work of a stiff goal.

After the loss, India skipper Rohit put the blame squarely on Indian bowlers. Skilled seam bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded 52 runs in 4 overs, whereas Harshal Patel was taken for 49 runs in his full quota. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was hit for 42 in 3.2 overs.

“I do not suppose we bowled effectively. 200 is an efficient rating to defend, and we did not take our probabilities within the area. It was an important effort from our batters, however bowlers had been fairly not there. There are issues we have to take a look at,” a disenchanted Rohit mentioned on the presentation ceremony.


“We all know it is a high-scoring floor. You may’t loosen up even when you get 200. We took wickets to an extent, however they performed very well. They performed some extra-ordinary photographs. If I used to be in that altering room, I’d count on to chase that whole. You may again your self to get 60 runs within the remaining 4 overs. We weren’t capable of take their wicket,” he added.

With PTI inputs

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