India captain Virat Kohli, who is on the verge of being knocked out of the T20 World Cup semi-final race after an eight-wicket loss to New Zealand, said his players could not show courage with both bat and ball. Kohli said after the second consecutive defeat, ‘It is very strange. I don’t think we were able to show courage in our game with bat or ball. We didn’t score too many runs but didn’t even come down with courage to save him.
“When you play as a team, there is no pressure of expectations but in the last two games we could not do that,” he said. Kohli, who quit the captaincy of the T20 team after this tournament, said, “Just because you are the Indian team and there are expectations from you, you can’t play differently.” However, he also said, ‘We are fine and there is a lot of cricket left to play.’
After losing to Pakistan by ten wickets, this defeat to New Zealand has made it difficult for India to reach the last four. He now has to play Afghanistan, Namibia, Scotland.