Virat Kohli-led team India are on the brink of another overseas Test series defeat. India, currently 0-2 in the five-match series, will face England in the crucial third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham beginning August 18. Also Read - Ben Stokes Questions India's Intent During World Cup 2019 Game vs England at Edgbaston, Says There Was No Intent From MS Dhoni And Kedar Jadhav
India had lost the first Test at Edgbaston by a narrow margin of 31 runs while chasing 194 for victory in the fourth innings. However, in the second Test at Lord’s, the number one side went down without showing any fight and suffered a humiliating loss by an inning and 159 runs. Also Read - Virat Kohli And I Would Have Been The Best of Friends, Feels Former Pakistan Pacer Shoaib Akhtar
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The defeat, especially at Lord’s, has left cricket fans in India disappointed with many taking to social media to vent their ire and criticise the number one ranked Test side in the world.
And now, skipper Kohli, has for the first time since Sunday’s embarrassing defeat, has taken to Facebook to speak to fans of the Indian cricket team.
In a post on the social media website, the 29-year-old Indian skipper wrote, “Sometimes we win and other times we learn. You never give up on us and we promise to never give up on you either. Onwards and upwards.”
After the Lord’s Test, Kohli gave no excuses and said he was not proud of the way his team performed in the match.
“I am not very proud of the way we played to be honest. First time in last five Test matches we’ve been outplayed. Credit to England. They were clinical. When a team plays like that they deserve to be on the winning side.”
The Indian captain had further said, “Can’t really think about those things (conditions not in favour). You have to counter the conditions as and when they come to you. Can’t crib about these things. Sometimes the rub of the green will go your way too. Won’t sit around and say that we didn’t have the best of conditions.”
The onus will be primarily on the Indian batters to help the team make a comeback in the series when they face the Joe Root-led side on Sunday.