Virat Kohli promised not to repeat such sort of bad performance:
Team India captain Virat Kohli told media that his team will not repeat the sort of worst show that cost them heavily in the first Test resulting in India lost by a massive margin of 333 runs. The match was over within 3 days which ended India 19 Test match winning streak.
Before the 2nd Test Kohli said that the team had learned lesson from the tragedy.
Kohli made a promise that the fans will not see such performance from Indian side again.
Kohli added that it is crucial to accept loss. The team did not show much intention towards winning at Pune. Australia played well & it is good to accept loss if you go by your ego or ignore it, it will influence you only. It does not mean that losing one Test will cost you the rest of the matches too.
Kohli told that it was an unusual combined loss for the entire team.
Virat Kohli promised to perform well in future
Virat said that sometimes such losses are required to let you know where you lacked. With team India it happened exceptionally as the complete squad did not show performance & exactly that happened at Pune. Virat & his team had learned a lesson from that defeat.
He added that the preparation remains the same either they win or lose. The intensity is still the same even if they win or lose a match.
When asked about any changes to playing XI in the next Test, Kohli replied that they will prepare themselves with combination that will be finalized today. Tomorrow there could be some surprises too.
Kohli stated that all rounder Pandya will not be selected for the upcoming Test due to injury but the rest of the players are fit.
The current Australian side was considered the weakest Australia team before the India tour but they have really surprised everyone with their outstanding team performance.
When Virat was asked about how the team will tackle Smith then he replied that India is not focusing on any individual rather they are targeting the entire squad & it is important to win when you have potential to defeat the entire team.
He added that in order to win you need to take all ten wickets twice in a Test match.