Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that he couldn’t care less if people wanted to make a mountain out of a single defeat that India suffered in the opening match against New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington.
“We know we haven’t played well, but if people want to make a big deal out of it, make a mountain out of it, we can’t help it as we don’t think like that,” Virat said at the post-match media interaction.
This was India’s first defeat in the World Test Championship, coming after two inept batting efforts.
“Some people might want it to be the end of the world but it’s not. For us, it’s a game of cricket we lost and we move on and keep our heads high,” Kohli added.
The Indian captain further went on to say that the team doesn’t pay attention to the home away chatter, also known as the “outsider” issue. He further added that the team believes in itself and would make a strong comeback in the next game.
“That’s why we have been able to play this kind of cricket. If we would have paid attention to the outside chatter, we would again be at No. 7 or 8 in the rankings. We don’t really bother about what people are saying on the outside,” the skipper said.