The Indian captain said – on the wicket helpful bowlers will have to bat aggressively to bring the opposition team under pressure.
New Zealand beat India by 10 wickets in the first Test of the 2 match series, India could not score 200 runs in both innings.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 25, 2020, 11:48 AM IST Sports Desk. Indian captain Virat Kohli is angered by the poor batting in the Wellington Test against New Zealand. He advised that defensive play on foreign tours will not benefit, batsmen will have to play shots.
He further said that when you bat defensively, your own ability starts to be doubted. You think runs are not getting as well, now what to do? In such a situation, you keep waiting and lose your wicket on a good ball. If I am playing on a quick wicket for the fast bowlers, then I bat aggressively to bring the opposition team under pressure. In such a situation, even if not successful, one can assume that the thinking was correct. You tried, but the results did not come true. There is no harm in accepting it.
Your thinking is more important than technique in Test cricket: Virat
Emphasizing on the mental aspect of Test cricket, the Indian captain said that many times your thinking is more important than the technical nuances of batting. If we think more about the pitch, the weather, then we cannot concentrate on our game. But when your thinking is clear, then every situation seems easy. Then even the bowlers are not afraid. We could not play according to this thinking in Wellington, but will definitely execute it in Christchurch.
Pujara scored 11 off 81 balls in Wellington Test
India could not cross the 200 mark in both innings of the Wellington Test. Team India scored 165 runs in the first innings, while they were all out for 191 in the second. The Indian batsmen's defensive stance in Wellington can be gauged from the fact that Cheteshwar Pujara played 81 balls to score 11 runs. At the same time, Hanuma Vihari scored 15 runs in 79 balls. At one point, Pujara played 28 dot balls in a row. This increased the pressure on Mayank Agarwal and he was dismissed by playing the wrong shot in the run-off.