Team India lost a painful eight-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final. The Indian team, particularly captain Virat Kohli, has come under criticism following their loss to the Blackcaps. Let’s discuss Graeme Swann About Virat Kohli Captaincy.
As a result, a few cricket fans and commentators have called for Virat Kohli’s resignation as captain. Former England spinner Graeme Swann, on the other hand, is entirely against the approach and has urged the Indian captain to stay as leader.
Graeme Swann About Virat Kohli Captaincy
Swann feels that firing Virat Kohli will be a mistake for India. The expert praised the Indian captain, calling him an absolute champion who is 100% committed to the game and his team. India lost the finals, according to the English star, because they were underprepared compared to the Kiwis.
“Virat Kohli is an absolute champion and a superstar. He has added steel to the Indian team. You only have to see his passion whenever a wicket goes. (Look at) His face when there is a misfield. He is 100% committed to that job”.
“To get rid of Virat Kohli at the moment, when you have such a good captain, would be an absolute crime against cricket. I don’t think they should look elsewhere. India lost that game because they were underprepared and under-cooked going into that Test match,” Swann said in an Interview.
NZ are able to regain their flow from Test Series played against ENG Ahead of WTC Final: Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann continued the conversation by saying that New Zealand had an edge over India. The NZ players were able to regain their flow after playing a two-match Test series against England soon before the WTC final. In comparison, India had to make do with net practice and intrasquad games.
“But it is very tricky when you think New Zealand had that two Test matches against England building up to this game. They knew their combination and were favorites for this Test match because of that. India just had net practice in Southampton.
“Nothing beats preparing for a Test match like actual Test match play. So New Zealand had everything in their favor when it came to who was going to win that game. That showed during the five days as India looked slightly rusty especially some of the batsmen,” the spinner concluded.