Manchester : India’s hope were dashed after they lost in the semis by 18 runs to New Zealand in Manchester on Wednesday. India, who has been consistently playing in the top guard till yesterday, saw some most shocking moments which paved way for the Kiwis to win over India.
Virat Kohli, at the post-match interview, said his side can take plenty of heart after their competitive approach in the tournament. Virat Kohli was, however, upset with India’s poor shot selection “at times” against New Zealand and said, it feels bad when “45 minutes of bad cricket put you out”.
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Really proud of the way we competed throughout the tournament. As I said, come the knockouts, it’s anyone game and New Zealand showed more composure. They were braver than us and deserve to win. Thanks to all the fans, thanks for coming out in huge numbers,” he added.
Fans here in India are now talking about the rain gods who turned out the villain in disguise to spoil the entire semi final match and giving and edge for the Kiwis to come back next day more braver to give India a tough start.
After India’s loss, fans, former players and Bollywood stars took to Twitter to sympathize with the Indian players. Dhoni and Jadeja, who played out of their skins to bring India back from the dead, won a lot of praise.