India have lost in the semi-finals of world cup 2019. They lost against Australia in 2015 world cup and now against New Zealand. It was a heartbreaking moment for India. India have played well throughout the tournament but one bad day and they are out from the tournament. Ravindra Jadeja gave a brilliant performance in the semi-final but failed to cross the line.
MS Dhoni has played a crucial knock. But his wicket became a turning point of the match when he was run out in the second last over of the match. Rohit Sharma played outstanding throughout the tournament.
After the match, in the post-match press conference, Virat Kohli said,
“You obviously feel bad for the result. Everyone wants to win the game for the team. If it doesn’t happen, you can look at things in hindsight. That’s why it’s a knockout. We have to accept that. We’re sad but not devastated. We know where we stood as a team, today we were not good enough and that’s the nature of the tournament. I don’t want to break things down immediately. In time we’ll sit down and analyse.”
“Rohit got a really good ball. My ball was also decent. A couple of shot selections could have been better. We were confident we can get 240. NZ did not provide any opportunity for us. We didn’t get a ball to drive in the first seven overs or so,” Virat added.
“Dhoni was batting with Jaddu, and he had to hold one end because Jaddu was batting well and there was only Bhuvi to follow. When you don’t win, in hindsight, you can reflect in different manners. You would obviously expect NZ to fight back because the target was steep,” he said
When, the reporter asked Virat Kohli about MS Dhoni’s retirement plan.
“Dhoni has not told us anything about his future,” Virat said.