India captain Virat Kohli last night said his team was simply not good enough with the bat in the second T20 International, which the home team lost by eight wickets.
“I don’t think we were good enough with the bat. The wicket was bit sticking to start with. It was difficult for them as well, but after the dew set in, they got away,” said Kohli after the loss against Australia.
India skipper Virat Kohli in Guwahati yesterday. Pic /AFP
“But we speak about when the situations are not in our favour is when we have to put 120 per cent on the field. It is the attitude that matters most and it is something the team embraces.”
He was all praise for rookie Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff, who starred with 4-21 in four overs. “I thought the ball to Rohit was very good. His line and length was very tight. He made us think. Credit to him for hitting the right areas. He definitely had a top class day,” said Kohli.
Australia captain David Warner said his side finally executed the plans perfectly. “As I said, you have to bowl well and start well. Jason has got the height and bounce, he comes from Perth and has the right attitude, which is key,” he said.