India have lost to West Indies in the 2nd T20I where they put up a dismal show. Be it – batting, bowling or fielding, India performed a below-par. Put into bat, India managed to score 170 on the back of Shivam Dube’s 54 and 33 from Rishabh Pant. However, the incident which took the limelight was Virat Kohli got angry with the crowd’s reaction.
India missed a lot of catches while fielding and the captain wasn’t impressed as the visitors won by 8 wickets in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. However, he was not happy with the way the crowd reacted to a missed catch by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant as they started chanting MS Dhoni’s name.
The Kerala crowd, who had earlier said they want to see the local boy Sanju Samson in the playing XI, were certainly disappointed when Samson was not included in the XI. However, Rishabh Pant dropped Evin Lewis in the 5th over and the crowd chanted MS Dhoni. Kohli turned to the crowd and showed the gesture that they shouldn’t do it.
Virat Kohli's reaction when crowd were booing Rishabh Pant. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/TVpzHWoqaB
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After having a successful debut, Rishabh Pant failed to carry forward his performance ad faced criticisms. However, in the match, he stumped Lewis later and scored as well. India, on the other hand, didn’t have a good record in T20Is after batting first.
“Could say that (India’s inability to win after batting first). Numbers say a lot of things, and a lot of things that aren’t there as well. You expect to get 40-45 in last four overs, not 30. Shivam’s knock propelled us” Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation. ”India’s catching has been mediocre in the series as the hosts missed quite a few simple ones, that cost them dear in the end.”
“If you field like that, no total is good enough. With the ball we were good, the first four overs. But if you drop chances, it’s going to cost you. Fielding is something – we need to be more brave,” he concluded.