The net result is we have lost the test when we have the option of draw in test matches. After the wicket of Rahanae, knowing that our lower order batting is very weak in the absence of Ashwin and Bhuvi, we should have played it safe and gone for a draw. That itself would have been an achievement.Australians will keep praising Kohli with their mind games because they have won the test.
Re: Proud Kohli has no regrets after India go down in Adelaide
by Varadarajan Ravindran on Dec 16, 2014 02:08 AM
Kohli should have regrets becasue the Test was lost. If he does not regret the result, it is clear that he cares only for personal milestones and endorsements and not for the welfare of the team. We have to win matches oversea. We cannot harbor a Tendulkar and Dravid attitude of personal milestones and Test losses.
in test cricket you have the option to prevent the opposition from winning.When you know you can not win,play for a draw and think of winning the next. You can't slog foolishly,then lose the game and say you are proud to have played with a positive attitude.
Re: how can you be proud after losing?
by Ravi Iyer on Dec 14, 2014 06:17 PM
He played with a mindset to win - it was definitely possible with 55 required in last 15 overs and 6 wkts in hand. Why should he not be proud of trying hard? Had they played negatively for a draw and got out, then you would have said - look at the defensive mindset and see they can't even draw the game. Kohli accumulated runs very well with Vijay and had the two stayed for a couple of more overs, they story would have been different. There's no shame in losing after fighting hard....this is better than losing 10 wkts in under 45 overs.
Re: Re: how can you be proud after losing?
by wcpak on Dec 16, 2014 08:26 AM
he he he he,6 wkts in hand? The last four can not bat at all and more so on the tricky 5th day. Just to remind you, Ashwin and Bhuvi were not there in the "6wkts in hand."
yesterday he must have realised the pain of Sachin Tendulkar was living with for so many years... Sachin on many occassions made difficult task easy, but India lost due to no support from team members....
For Sachin Bashers, Can we say now Virat is not a match winner!?
Re: Virat ..............
by Varadarajan Ravindran on Dec 16, 2014 02:11 AM
Sachin Tendulkar never scored a century in each innings in 200 Tests. That speaks volumes of his consistency in handling pressure. Besides Sunil Gavaskar and Dhilip Sardesi, Mohinder Amarnath and Gundappa Vishwanatah played with greater grit and efficiency under high-pressure situations.
kohli's statement of no regrets speaks of the selfish attitude. he should regret losing the test. i think he is too preoccupied with his own performance which of course was commendable. but every member of the team should feel regret when the team loses.
Re: Re: kohli
by amit on Dec 14, 2014 01:42 PM
Mr solid, I think you are Idiotic. See the team performance. Half the runs are made by Kohli. Also everytime dont make excuses of Umpiring. Yes he should be proud of his batting but at the same time should have regret of loosing also.
by P S SHAH on Dec 14, 2014 02:15 PM
Kohli is very frank and not diplomatic in expressing his views. If he could have played safely without going for a big hit like in 20 over match, it was possible for him to win the test.
once upon a time, india was considered the mecca of spin and produced mighty spin bowlers and batsmen who had immaculate technique against spin. the tables have turned with unheard of bowlers such as moeen ali and now nathan lyon spinning webs of confusion around the current lot of indian batsmen who have no clue how to play a spinner on a wearing turning track except take t20 potshots and spend less time at the wicket than it took to walk to the wicket and walk back to the pavilion
Indians got taste of their own medicine and the credit goes to the man called mad max 2 Rohit Sharma. Let some one tells him he is playing test cricket. He is a talented cricketer and throw away his wicket. Lyon bowled well and emerged as prime threat to Indian batsman rather than fast bowlers of Australia.
The Bombay establishment of the BCCI has over-paid mediocre cricketers. People like Rahane and Rohit Sharma are passengers in overseas tours in crucial matches. The over-payment started from Tendulkar and Dravid as well as Dhoni who travelleld like heroes even though they were losing all overseas Yest matches. Only Sourabh Ganguly could win matches frequently in overseas tours.