Yesterday, India won the second match of the world cup while Australia lost the first match of the world cup after winning two back to back matches. India will play their next game against New Zealand on June 13. During India’s inning, the crowd started to say Cheater to steven smith, but Virat Kohli told people to applaud him. Virat Kohli set an example of true sportsmanship.
Virat Kohli said in the media conference after the match,
“Just because there are so many Indian fans here, I don’t want them to set a bad example. He didn’t do anything to be booed, in my opinion. I felt for him and told him sorry on behalf of the crowd. In my opinion, that’s not acceptable.”
“The guy is back, trying to play well for his side. Even in the IPL, I saw him; it’s not good to see a guy feel down. You don’t want to see someone feel the heat every time he plays.”
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In the post-match presentation, Virat Kohli said,
“A top, top win for us especially after losing that series in India. We had a point to prove against this side. We came here with intent right from ball one. The opening p’ ship was outstanding. I got a few runs, Hardik the way he played and MS… It was a brilliant start with the ball on a wicket that was quite flat. That always pleases you as a captain. You have to bowl well. You can’t take things for granted just because you have 350+ on the board. That 30 run gives you the luxury. One of the top three getting a hundred. We decided to send Hardik to cash in; he could just hit from ball one.”
“For us, if Shami plays, it has to be overcast conditions and the pitch has to offer a lot. You can’t take Bhuvi’s performances in the one-day format for granted. He’s a champion bowler and picks up wickets with the new ball and with the old ball. It was a game changer (the wickets of Smith and Stoinis in the same over). These guys are so experienced and professional; you hardly need to say anything to them. They know what to do. Their plans are being executed, which is a very good thing for the team.”