May 31 2020
Radical mistakes cost us in England: Kohli
21 November 2018

India skipper says the team has the quality to beat Australia

India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday said his team made some “radical mistakes” during the disappointing tour of England and will look to ensure they are not repeated in the assignment against Australia.

Reflecting on the performance in England, Kohli said: “Our mistakes in England were very radical. The quality of cricket was very high but our mistakes were as radical and that’s why we lost the games.”

He, however, did not specify the exact nature of the “radical mistakes” that he was referring to.

The only Test that India won in England was the one in Nottingham and Kohli said it was down to the fewer mistakes. “So at times we have the ability to compete with the other team at par and in Test cricket whichever team makes lesser mistakes wins the game, that’s the general rule,” he added.

“...we are focussing on cutting down our mistakes, and if a situation goes bad for us, then how to plug that situation as soon as possible and also come out of that situation as a team.

“We played good exciting cricket last time but we didn’t win games, we definitely want to change that and definitely every team should be looking to win Tests and series as a whole, and we believe that we have the quality to do so,” he added.



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