Indian Captain Virat Kohli said at the post match conference of the 3rd ODI against England that he believes playing Dinesh Karthik for KL Rahul was a right decision which didn’t come off.
India have had to cop a lot of slack after failing to win the ODI series. The team had all the potential to pull it off but too much chopping and changing and inconsistent performances did the damage.
“We were never up to the mark. We had 25-30 runs too little. England were clinical and throughly deserved to win. We need to be at our best against a team like England. The pitch was slow throughout the day which was surprising. Against the new ball it was two-paced but slow with the spinners. The bowlers did well, especially their spinners,” Virat Kohli conceded at the post-match press conference.
When asked about the decision of including Dinesh Karthik in the playing XI, he said at the post match conference that he believed playing Dinesh Karthik for KL Rahul was a right decision which didn’t come off.
“We thought Dinesh did well, but he couldn’t convert his start. When the changes don’t come off, they look unnecessary so it must be taken in our stride. We need to have a good balance in the side, and we need to get our act right before the World Cup. We can’t rely on one skill, and we need to do well in all departments,” Kohli signed off.