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We need to be hard on ourselves says Captain Kohli


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Indian captain Virat Kohli has termed the soft dismissals in the second Test at Centurion as ‘unacceptable’ following the defeat that allowed South Africa take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Following the result, Kohli spoke about the need for individuals to reflect on mistakes, not taking advantage of opportunities in both the Tests and more. Excerpts from the post-match press conference:
How much worse is to lose because of lack of application? Three run-outs, soft shots…
At the end of the day one team has to lose. As a team you always try to win. You can accept defeat but not the way we played, the way we let the advantage slip out of our hand, that is not acceptable from a team’s point of view. So many soft dismissals in one match hurt a lot. Because you work so hard, you prepare for a match, you get into good situations, shift the game towards you, and then the momentum shifts because of these mistakes. That feels very bad as a team. Individuals have to sit and reflect on these things themselves. They do it, I am not saying they don’t reflect on it, but we have repeated these mistakes in both matches. There have been many soft dismissals, which as a team are not acceptable.

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