After the first defeat in the World Cup against Pakistan, Team India captain Virat Kohli got angry at the Pakistani journalist in the press conference. The journalist was questioning Ishaan Kishan and Rohit Sharma. Kohli got angry on this question. Let me tell you, in the warm-up matches played before the World Cup and in the last matches of the IPL, a lot of runs came out of Ishaan’s bat. Let us tell you what Virat Kohli said in the press conference.
Question: Will Ishan Kishan replace Rohit Sharma in the next match?
Answer: Do you really want me to drop Rohit Sharma from the T20 team? Rohit Sharma? If you want some controversy you can let me know. I will answer it accordingly. (After this Virat started laughing holding his head.)
Question: Did Pakistan play better in every respect today?
Answer: Our team respects every team. There is no doubt that Pakistan has played better than us today. No team wins like this by 10 wickets. It is important to give them credit.
We tried a lot to put pressure on him, but he played better than us in every respect. There is no guarantee that we will win every match. We had scored well according to our position. He should be given credit for giving this match a great end.
Question: Did the changing of circumstances and losing the first two wickets cost the team dearly?
Answer: The dew started falling during Pakistan’s batting. Due to this they got a lot of benefit. Had we scored 20-25 more runs, we would have stood stronger in the match. Pakistan bowlers bowled well and they didn’t let that happen. The toss also plays an important role in the match. We lost the toss too, Pakistan team trailed us in every field.
Question: There is a huge time gap for the next match, don’t you think such a long gap will have an effect in such a big tournament?
Answer: We will now proceed with the tournament with a positive outlook. We will get time to review on the necklace. I don’t think it will have any effect.