Virat Kohli snaps at journalist in post-match press conference after 4-1 loss
“That is your opinion, thanks very a lot,” that was Virat Kohli’s retort when questions had been raised on Ravi Shastri’s “greatest Indian workforce” declare after the crushing Check collection loss to England.
India had been crushed 1-Four within the five-match collection that concluded right here Tuesday.
The outcome, one of many a number of abroad disappointments for the workforce, led to some uncomfortable queries on whether or not Kohli believed Shastri’s assertion that this was the most effective touring Indian aspect within the final 15 years.
“Now we have to imagine that, why not? What do you assume?” stated Kohli to the questioning scribe, whose question was whether or not a tag like that put his aspect underneath strain.
In response to an “I’m not positive” from the journalist, Kohli retorted, “That is your opinion. Thanks very a lot.”
Shastri’s remark, made earlier than the fifth Check, had not gone down properly with fairly a couple of former gamers, who used statistics to demolish the declare, highlighting the outcomes achieved underneath earlier captains resembling Sourav Ganguly.
The remark was certain to crop up in a roundabout way after the deflating outcome, which Kohli asserted will not be all that tough to take as he’s happy with the workforce’s angle.
The sharp response that got here from Kohli will not be the primary from him when pointed queries come his approach after disappointments.
Through the tour of South Africa earlier this yr, the Indian skipper, when requested concerning the fixed chopping and altering within the workforce, had advised a journalist to advise what he perceived to be the correct mixture.
Kohli had fielded 38 completely different groups on the trot, a pattern which ended with the fourth Check towards England in Southampton.