No need to panic, it was just one game, says Virat Kohli after Australia crush India by 10 wickets
Mumbai : Australia registered an impeccable 10-wicket win over India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. Chasing 256 runs, unbeaten centuries from David Warner and captain Aaron Finch helped the tourists cruise to victory in just 37.4 overs.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli admitted that the visitors surprised the hosts completely with the performance.
"It's a strong Australian team, if you don't play well, they could hurt you. We saw that with the bat in hand. We didn't get enough runs. I thought we were too respectful at certain phases and it cost us. Can't do that against a team like Australia. This is a chance for the team to bounce back but as I said, credit to Australia today," Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
"International cricket is always priceless. The experience you get in any format does well for you when you play other formats. The game time you get is important. If you perform in any format, it gives you confidence for the other formats. Today was one of those days when we weren't allowed to get into the game at all."
He also mentioned about the difficulties team is facing to fix the number 4 spot. "We’ve had this discussion many times in the past as well, due to the way KL has been batting. We’ve tried to fit him into the team. Having said that, it hasn’t gone our way when I have batted at no.4, so we have to see how it goes. At the same time, it’s about giving opportunities to the other guys. People need not panic for just this one game. I think I am allowed to experiment a bit," the Indian captain said.
The second ODI will be played at Rajkot on January 17 while Bengaluru will host the third and final match on January 19.