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'That was my inner ego', Virat Kohli on Team India's semi-final exit from 2019 World Cup

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Spilling the beans on India's semi-final loss, which still hurts Indian fans despite the team's dominant run across formats since then, skipper Kohli told in a recent interaction, "Deep within I believed the team would need me to stand up and deliver in one of the games. I believed that I would come not out, but that was my inner ego". 

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See that is the problem he himself makes it so much about himself n 2-3 others that he forgets to build the team . Same prob with RCB.

He will stand up but all it takes is one ball for a batsman , only if he concentrates more on team then him n few others he ll have better result. 

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All that is wrong with his captaincy and he himself has admitted his folly  in the open. No wonder  a ready made   shameless parasite  was appointed as coach just  to boost his ego . Kohli should thank his stars that Aussies'  TOP 2 batsmen were not present & 'Pujara for once  in his entire career became 'Dravid like' in SENA'. Other wise he would even not  be talking  in these lines as of now .

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49 minutes ago, Cricwala said:

Yet, Kohli became a regular of our ODI side at 19, and has refused to give Gill more than 2 games since he made his debut in Feb this year, despite our ODI team lacking exciting, fresh middle order batters.

That's because they see Gill as a top order batsman. That's where he plays for KKR, Punjab and India 'A' and that's also where Gill prefers playing. They're trying out Iyer and Dube now in the middle order because they're regular middle order bats in domestic cricket.

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Well, our middle order troubles weren't exactly a secret. It should've been his priority as a skipper to provide stability in that regard instead we saw relentless chopping-changing & confusion. Its useless to cry over spilled milk now, the upcoming targets should be on WINNING ICC silverware. 2 out of these 3 tournaments in the next four years will be held in India & our performances in these tournaments will truly define the legacy of Kohli-the LOI captain.

Edit: Yes we were 5/3 in that match & it is asking a lot from a middle order in a WC SF to finish the job. But someone from the top order need to stand tall & carry on what Gambhir has done in the past. I hope someone just repeats that feat & plays that precious inning for India which we're falling short of.

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3 hours ago, Khota said:

That is why you dont understand a damn thing. Two more specialist bats would have delivered.

DK wasnt a specialist bat ??? the guy came back on piling on runs in domestic . DK gets back on his batting only....his keeping is not much to talk about.

Isnt pant ahead of many youngsters on his batting skills ??

Dhoni record is as good as any ATG batsman

 

when has jadhav made runs in such matches, didnt he play in CT final n flopped

Rayudu has never been abale to play pace n bounce n that day it was jagging around , saala ipl men behrendoff to khela nhin jaa rha tha lockie fergueson khelta wo . 

 

Rohit n kohli cudnt what chance do others have who arent even half a batsman as they are. All it takes is one ball to dismiss a batsman

 

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5 hours ago, TNAmarkFromIndia said:

That's because they see Gill as a top order batsman. That's where he plays for KKR, Punjab and India 'A' and that's also where Gill prefers playing. They're trying out Iyer and Dube now in the middle order because they're regular middle order bats in domestic cricket.

Sorry, doesn't wash...there have been umpteen examples of talented players initially being fitted anywhere in batting order, and after few years moving to their preferred spot. Gill has played some decent knocks for KKR at 4 & 6 positions too. And that's T20. He could easily slot in at No. 4 in our ODI side,  with Iyer at 5. Our Top 3 could be around for 4-5 years more...so do guys like Gill just sit around till then, while lesser talented batsmen are slotted into 4-6 slots? Dube is an all-rounder - 6/7 is the best position for him. If anything, they should be looking to phase out Dhawan with Shaw, who is a pure opener. 

 

KL is an opener but has been played at every position from 1 to 4. Michael Clarke started test career at 6, as did Ponting, before moving up the order.

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1 hour ago, Cricwala said:

Sorry, doesn't wash...there have been umpteen examples of talented players initially being fitted anywhere in batting order, and after few years moving to their preferred spot. Gill has played some decent knocks for KKR at 4 & 6 positions too. And that's T20. He could easily slot in at No. 4 in our ODI side,  with Iyer at 5.

that means keeper has to play 6 and u go with only 5 bowling options...inviting disastor 

 

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9 hours ago, TNAmarkFromIndia said:

Spilling the beans on India's semi-final loss, which still hurts Indian fans despite the team's dominant run across formats since then, skipper Kohli told in a recent interaction, "Deep within I believed the team would need me to stand up and deliver in one of the games. I believed that I would come not out, but that was my inner ego". 

He is right to believe that he would lead that chase as he has done many times and he is accepting he failed.I put that loss on him completely, he needed to take this team over the line.Nobody else mattered.Good to see it is haunting him.

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1 hour ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

that means keeper has to play 6 and u go with only 5 bowling options...inviting disastor 

 

No, not really 'disaster'...you could ask Iyer to work on his bowling to become a dependable part-timer. Or have Keeper open batting in place of Dhawan, if his loss of form becomes prolonged and starts affecting his ODI cricket too. Point is, high-ceiling guys like Gill need to be in the squad, kept in the mix keeping next WC in mind instead of limited players like Pandey, Jadhav.

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9 minutes ago, Cricwala said:

No, not really 'disaster'...you could ask Iyer to work on his bowling to become a dependable part-timer. Or have Keeper open batting in place of Dhawan, if his loss of form becomes prolonged and starts affecting his ODI cricket too. Point is, high-ceiling guys like Gill need to be in the squad, kept in the mix keeping next WC in mind instead of limited players like Pandey, Jadhav.

part timer hardly work now ....with 2 new balls n 4 fielder rule its very tough which is why yuvi stopped bowling after 2011 Wc. U think if it was just about rolling arm over kohli n rohit cudnt do that . 

 

Only root n jadhav are kind of part timer doing well who has some varitaion in bowling.

Telling iyer to bowl is inviting trouble with only 4 fielder outside .

 

Team comes 1st player 2nd....aussie didnt try to fit in mcgill somehow when warne was playing they benched him. 

 

jadhav and gill doesnt even compete for same spot and plays diff role. So jadhav has less competition then gill who competes with top order

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4 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

DK wasnt a specialist bat ??? the guy came back on piling on runs in domestic . DK gets back on his batting only....his keeping is not much to talk about.

Isnt pant ahead of many youngsters on his batting skills ??

Dhoni record is as good as any ATG batsman

 

when has jadhav made runs in such matches, didnt he play in CT final n flopped

Rayudu has never been abale to play pace n bounce n that day it was jagging around , saala ipl men behrendoff to khela nhin jaa rha tha lockie fergueson khelta wo . 

 

Rohit n kohli cudnt what chance do others have who arent even half a batsman as they are. All it takes is one ball to dismiss a batsman

 

i thought that was reference to someone like Iyer or Gill playing.

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1 minute ago, Vilander said:

i thought that was reference to someone like Iyer or Gill playing.

no he meant jadhav n rayudu 

TBH even iyer n gill high chance wnt have ....such pressue situation needs experience. This Tm biggest fault was that they didnt give youngster experience in diff situation. Someone like pant,shankar, rahul was made to bat at 4 in Wc with exp of not even 5 games at that slot. Thats where we failed

 

Kohli main main krta reh gaya.....No one batsman will ever win u alone. He himself is a biggest xample when he performed in 2012, 14, 16 wc yet we didnt win. Sachin the greatest batsman didnt win us Wc 2011 final others did. 

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56 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

part timer hardly work now ....with 2 new balls n 4 fielder rule its very tough which is why yuvi stopped bowling after 2011 Wc. U think if it was just about rolling arm over kohli n rohit cudnt do that . 

 

Only root n jadhav are kind of part timer doing well who has some varitaion in bowling.

Telling iyer to bowl is inviting trouble with only 4 fielder outside .

 

Team comes 1st player 2nd....aussie didnt try to fit in mcgill somehow when warne was playing they benched him. 

 

jadhav and gill doesnt even compete for same spot and plays diff role. So jadhav has less competition then gill who competes with top order

Don't want to get into an unnecessary argument here. I said 'keep gill in the mix' - hv him compete with Iyer for No. 4, it's not like Iyer has completely locked down that spot. 

 

If someone thinks Jadhav is a solution to any role whatsoever in this team, then i really don't have much to discuss.

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Just now, Cricwala said:

Don't want to get into an unnecessary argument here. I said 'keep gill in the mix' - hv him compete with Iyer for No. 4, it's not like Iyer has completely locked down that spot. 

Thats a diff thing 

my issue was we cant go in a match with only 5 bowling option. im all up for keeping gill in squad 

Just now, Cricwala said:

If someone thinks Jadhav is a solution to any role whatsoever in this team, then i really don't have much to discuss.

i didnt say he is solution ....i want him out

I meant that jadhav n gill dont compete for same spot . jadhav competes with less players so for him its easier then gill 

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11 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

DK wasnt a specialist bat ??? the guy came back on piling on runs in domestic . DK gets back on his batting only....his keeping is not much to talk about.

Isnt pant ahead of many youngsters on his batting skills ??

Dhoni record is as good as any ATG batsman

 

when has jadhav made runs in such matches, didnt he play in CT final n flopped

Rayudu has never been abale to play pace n bounce n that day it was jagging around , saala ipl men behrendoff to khela nhin jaa rha tha lockie fergueson khelta wo . 

 

Rohit n kohli cudnt what chance do others have who arent even half a batsman as they are. All it takes is one ball to dismiss a batsman

 

Sometimes the top fails but the middle order picks up the slack. They wasted time on Shankar and crap instead of sticking with Raydu and jadhav. Those two would have delivered a W.

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10 hours ago, SK_IH said:

WC semis is one of my biggest disappointments as an Indian fan. Virat was main reason of the debacle, lol at inner ego. Score some runs when it matters for once instead of this bakchodi.

As expected from the choker ,only big talks but no action !

Anushka has moulded him pretty well and you can see it in these interviews

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16 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

not saying Jadhav would have won the game for sure. But he was an experienced campaigner  who was so critical in winning the first bilateral series in AUS for us just before the world cup , that too chasing a huge target. So he was a far better choice than that hack Kartik  upon whom this dumb ass captain relied upon.Jadhav's inclusion in the eleven would have made a  huge influence  in the fortunes for India.

This , especially Kohli  being well aware of the fact that  the 2nd phase of the tournament will in general be low scoring  affairs.

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4 minutes ago, rtmohanlal said:

not saying Jadhav would have won the game for sure. But he was an experienced campaigner  who was so critical in winning the first bilateral series in AUS for us just before the world cup , that too chasing a huge target. So he was a far better choice than that hack Kartik  upon whom this dumb ass captain relied upon.Jadhav's inclusion in the eleven would have made a  huge influence  in the fortunes for India.

This , especially Kohli  being well aware of the fact that  the 2nd phase of the tournament will in general be low scoring  affairs.

Yes, certainly was a better choice than kartik but the dumbest decision was sending Dhoni after Pandya and kartik. Kartik had barely played 10 deliveries in the WC.

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All this just to boost his media image. His words never reflect in his decision making. If he really is hurt by at the WC, we would have a different approach in LOIs post the WC. But nothing has changed, same old batting heavy top 3 even vs BD, WI and randomly benching younger players.

 

Keep repeating this - TM has zero vision and zero planning, for the its all about short term goals and stats padding.

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1 hour ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

All this just to boost his media image. His words never reflect in his decision making. If he really is hurt by at the WC, we would have a different approach in LOIs post the WC. But nothing has changed, same old batting heavy top 3 even vs BD, WI and randomly benching younger players.

 

Keep repeating this - TM has zero vision and zero planning, for the its all about short term goals and stats padding.

spot on. This is his real intention. To play both  Rahane & , Pujara   against the minnow  BAN   in the 2nd test  despite being  1-0 up emphatically  sums up Kohli's intentions. Any captain with a minimum sense or concern w.r.t long term interest would have rested both of them in  1 match each and given chance to another rookie say  Gill or Vihari or even 'Pant as pure batsman'  

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2 hours ago, rkt.india said:

Yes, certainly was a better choice than kartik but the dumbest decision was sending Dhoni after Pandya and kartik. Kartik had barely played 10 deliveries in the WC.

To send in Kartik & Pandya  to do the role of damage controlling ( typical Dravid like role) proves  a lot about the levels of  tactical sense(lack of it) this guy posses.  To make captain aware of these  crucial matters, an ever alert coach is required, not an oppertunist drunkard sleepy  cheer leader.

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1 hour ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

All this just to boost his media image. His words never reflect in his decision making. If he really is hurt by at the WC, we would have a different approach in LOIs post the WC. But nothing has changed, same old batting heavy top 3 even vs BD, WI and randomly benching younger players.

 

Keep repeating this - TM has zero vision and zero planning, for the its all about short term goals and stats padding.

When Kohli plays in LOIs, it's all about him.  No one is fail safe and his failures in knockouts have proved that. Better he learns.

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1 hour ago, rtmohanlal said:

To send in Kartik & Pandya  to do the role of damage controlling ( typical Dravid like role) proves  a lot about the levels of  tactical sense(lack of it) this guy posses.  To make captain aware of these  crucial matters, an ever alert coach is required, not an oppertunist drunkard sleepy  cheer leader.

yup that was the problem

Damage control is better suited to dhoni since he loves wasting balls and thats what was needed at that time

Kartik is better for situation where he has to go for runs without thinking to much 

 

N both were send in exact opp situation. Infact had they kept at 7 opp wud have been under pressure something like hardik is yet to come n target isnt that big  

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19 hours ago, Cricwala said:

Sorry, doesn't wash...there have been umpteen examples of talented players initially being fitted anywhere in batting order, and after few years moving to their preferred spot. Gill has played some decent knocks for KKR at 4 & 6 positions too.

Gill didn't contribute much for KKR at No. 6. They sent him to open and he came up with some good knocks.

 

If Gill was interested in trying out for the No. 4 position, he would be playing at that position for Punjab.

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15 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

yup that was the problem

Damage control is better suited to dhoni since he loves wasting balls and thats what was needed at that time

Kartik is better for situation where he has to go for runs without thinking to much 

 

N both were send in exact opp situation. Infact had they kept at 7 opp wud have been under pressure something like hardik is yet to come n target isnt that big  

Another big mistake was the dropping of   Rayudu . Yes ...agreed Rayudu was never a long term solution but despite this being the era of flat tracks in general, it is not that all batsmen would be  more or less equally at ease in all countries.When it comes to Rayudu w.r.t this,  his track record in ENG has been so good  in every sense so that he shouldn't have got   dropped  for any thing. To play Pant,Kartik &  Pandya in a low scoring(bowler friendly)  chase while avoiding Rayudu & Jadhav!!!!!!!! How much more senseless can a  captain get???

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29 minutes ago, rtmohanlal said:

Another big mistake was the dropping of   Rayudu . Yes ...agreed Rayudu was never a long term solution but despite this being the era of flat tracks in general, it is not that all batsmen would be  more or less equally at ease in all countries.When it comes to Rayudu w.r.t this,  his track record in ENG has been so good  in every sense so that he shouldn't have got   dropped  for any thing. To play Pant,Kartik &  Pandya in a low scoring(bowler friendly)  chase while avoiding Rayudu & Jadhav!!!!!!!! How much more senseless can a  captain get???

dropping rayudu wasnt a mistake but picking him again when it was proven in 2015 that he struggles against pace n bounce , he wasnt a long term but a wrong player itself

his record in england is due to a not out innings i think plus we have thread on his misfield which were a lot 

rayudu was dancing against behenrdoff a month ago in indian condition in ipl , imagine on that pitch

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Batting order was *ed up but the real miss was Shami. He was the difference between chasing 240 and 150 odd. Champ was in their heads, destroyed their top order for fun in the NZ series a few months back to get MOS, More importantly at the same venue (Manchester) he wrecked the WI team a couple of weeks back...4/16 !!!! Dropping Shami for that SF was the greatest selection blunder in India's ODI history. 

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7 hours ago, rtmohanlal said:

not saying Jadhav would have won the game for sure. But he was an experienced campaigner  who was so critical in winning the first bilateral series in AUS for us just before the world cup , that too chasing a huge target. So he was a far better choice than that hack Kartik  upon whom this dumb ass captain relied upon.Jadhav's inclusion in the eleven would have made a  huge influence  in the fortunes for India.

This , especially Kohli  being well aware of the fact that  the 2nd phase of the tournament will in general be low scoring  affairs.

You cannot have three wkt kprs in a crucial match and expect a W. Both Jadhav and Raydu were far batter choices than Kartik/Pant/Dhoni all playing at the same time. This site has so many biases that they cant see straight.

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I am a kohli supporter ..

Appreciate his confidence.

Appreciate his aggressive captainship.

Appreciate his support of fast bowlers and not like ms...who was a great captain for spinners, he used to beat opponents using spinners.

Appreciate his batting skills.

Rcb messing up has little to do with him as a team requires good batting, bowling fielding and wicket keeping.

Except him no other batsmen stood up, bowlers..only one or 2 bowlers bowled well.

Bcos he is too good he doesn't need a coach who is his boss. Current coach is his chamcha and that's fine as kohli is smarter and more strategic than him.

Yep he is selfish but who is not selfish 

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16 hours ago, Gollum said:

Batting order was *ed up but the real miss was Shami. He was the difference between chasing 240 and 150 odd. Champ was in their heads, destroyed their top order for fun in the NZ series a few months back to get MOS, More importantly at the same venue (Manchester) he wrecked the WI team a couple of weeks back...4/16 !!!! Dropping Shami for that SF was the greatest selection blunder in India's ODI history. 

I agree but I think ravi would have taken that call(to play bhuvi ahead of shammi)

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22 hours ago, rkt.india said:

Yes, certainly was a better choice than kartik but the dumbest decision was sending Dhoni after Pandya and kartik.

That was not dumb, Dhongi has been playing like that his entire career. Except for the very first year, he has hid behind Yuvraj, Raina & then Kohli for his success. And while statistically he might be the second best chaser after Kohli, I don't remember a time when he has not needed the non striker to close out big chases!

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On 11/27/2019 at 6:09 AM, Gollum said:

Batting order was *ed up but the real miss was Shami. He was the difference between chasing 240 and 150 odd. Champ was in their heads, destroyed their top order for fun in the NZ series a few months back to get MOS, More importantly at the same venue (Manchester) he wrecked the WI team a couple of weeks back...4/16 !!!! Dropping Shami for that SF was the greatest selection blunder in India's ODI history. 

what else did you expect from our intellectually challenged captain and coach?

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