It’s been over two weeks since New Zealand defeated India in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) by eight wickets at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. But the performance of India in the high-octane clash still continues to be discussed.
While many cricket experts and fans were disappointed with Virat Kohli’s captaincy in the big ICC event, some of them defended the Indian skipper following the crushing defeat.
Former cricketer and current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan also spoke on the matter. Imran recently showered praise on Kane Williamson-led side for beating Kohli & Co. in the summit clash to clinch their first ICC tournament since 2000.
Talking about Kiwis’ win in a recent political discussion, Imran said, “A small country like New Zealand of 5 million people has just won the World Test Championship against India which has 1.3 billion people.
“This is because they have a very good system of bringing up talent and polishing that talent. So, countries which clearly have institutionalized better, they move upwards,” the 68-year-old told the Chinese journalists.
After the conclusion of the WTC final, India will next lock horns with Joe Root-led England in the five-match Test series, starting from August 4. Virat Kohli’s men will be looking to perform well in the upcoming series.