The Indian batting order considered the world's strongest, was badly shattered again yesterday, in front of the disciplined bowling of New Zealand.
New Zealand defeated the Indian cricket team in yesterday's do-or-die match which made it very difficult for India to play ahead in the T20 world cup as India is scheduled to play Afghanistan on November 3, Scotland on November 5, and Namibia on November 8. India had already lost two of its important matches, first against Pakistan and then New Zealand. Both the big defeats made India's road ahead difficult.
" I don't think we were brave enough with bat or ball. we were not brave enough with our body language." Virat Kohli said this statement at the post-match presentation ceremony. "Everyone who plays for India has to embrace it. And when you cope together as a team you overcome it and we haven't done it these two games. Just because you're on the Indian team and there are expectations doesn't mean you start playing differently. I think we're fine, there's a lot of cricket left to play," he further added.
The India cricket team was could hardly get to score 110 runs losing seven wickets. New Zealand performs excellently in every field. Bowlers played their roles in the best way. Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, and Mitchell Santner share the credit equally as they sent the world's one of the best opener batting orders to the pavilion in the initial overs. New Zealand captain praised his team for the performance and said, "There's always planning to go into games. But a fantastic all-round performance from us against a formidable India side. We were able to build pressure throughout and the way the openers came out which set the platform. The balance of our attack has two spinners in it, I think the collective unit was impressive, the way they kept passing the baton. We saw some very good signs in our first match as well and we built on that.
"Look you play against such strong teams all the time, for us, it's about playing our game. Ish is an outstanding T20 bowler, white-ball bowler in particular. He's been a big part and played in many comps, and in these conditions, the spin will play a part," Williamson added.
Disappointed fans use memes or social media to show and express their disappointment as many are trolling the Indian team and caption Kohli is in the center, some of the fans are showing their support as well.