After winning the test series, India have lost both ODI and test series against New Zealand and ended the tour in losing cause. During the second test, umpire Richard Kettleborough warns Indian captain Virat Kohli after Indian fielder shouted ‘two’ to confuse New Zealand batsmen.
It’s all happened when Tom Latham and Tom Blundell were batting and Umesh Yadav was bowling. Tom Latham played a shot towards fine leg and both players went for single but someone from Indian players has been shouted ‘two’ to confuse NZ batsman.
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“No shouting two. You shouted two there. No, you’re not, you shouted here, enough please,” umpire Richard Kettleborough was heard as saying to Indian captain Virat Kohli on the stump mic.
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We failed to do well as a batting unit: Indian Captain Virat Kohli
“[It’s] something we failed to do as a batting unit, and I truly believe that we made too much of the conditions from the first day onwards of the first Test. It’s something that we as a side have not done at all. We don’t go into conditions and think that we might not be able to execute what we want to. We’ve always gone in with a very positive outlook, and your skill follows how you think,” Kohli said at the post-match press conference, reported ESPNCricinfo.
“If you’re not clear in your head, then the feet don’t move. You’re not quite sure whether to play the shot or not, leave the ball or play the ball. I think these sorts of things can creep in, and which have crept in in this series. It’s something we have recognised already. It’s all mental. I don’t see any problem with anyone’s game as such. It’s mental, and it’s something that can happen at this level and we just need to accept it and iron it out and move ahead,” Kohli said.
“We have performed in difficult conditions in the past as well, and we understand that we were in a good frame of mind when we were playing in those conditions at that period. I think it’s about trying to get into that space more often than not. And for that you need to think positively on every day of the Test match, every situation, every session that you are a part of,” Kohli added.