Nothing written when teams get all out under 50 in SA: Kohli
India won the series with a crushing 124-run win at Nagpur, a match that ended in two and half days, prompting ICC match referee Jeff Crowe to file a report terming the pitch as not suitable for international cricket. BCCI has been asked to reply within 14 days.
Kohli came down heavily on the media reports on pitches. “Well, there have been three scores of under 50 runs in South Africa but I haven’t seen any sort of articles on that. Teams have been bundled out under 100 for about six times in South Africa. Never saw any articles written on that. See articles are there to be written. It’s a mindset or an opinion of someone. I don’t relate to it, I don’t understand it and I don’t entertain it. It doesn’t bother me or the team,” Kohli shot back on media reports.
“People can write their opinion on as and how they wish. We are doing best what we are suppose to do,” he added. But when the journalist in question reiterated that it’s an official ICC report, Kohli maintained his attacking stance. “I am not only talking about people writing articles in general. It’s an assessment that happens in every condition and at every ground. The situation here is highlighted a bit too much and that’s a fact. Because only thing we talk about is the pitch and when we were in South Africa, the only thing we talked about is how badly we played,” insisted Kohli.