Ahmedabad: In the third T20 match against England, Team India suffered an embarrassing defeat by 8 wickets. After this victory, England have taken a 2–1 lead in the five-match T20 series. Batting first after losing the toss, India scored 156 for six wickets, which England achieved by losing two wickets with 10 balls to spare.
Questions raised on Kohli’s captaincy
After the defeat of Team India, a lot of questions are being raised about the captaincy of Virat Kohli. On social media, fans described Rohit Sharma as a better captain than Virat Kohli. This defeat has also helped Virat Kohli’s brilliant innings of 77 runs. Some fans raised questions about KL Rahul getting a chance in the third T20.
Poor Captaincy for chosing KL Rahul over SuryaKumar Yadav
Poor Run Call by Kohli: Pant Run Out
Poor batting lineup by Kohli: Shreyas over Pandya when India in desperate need of runs
Now for God Sake Virat make some runs & reach 140.
Good Bowling by Mark Wood. #INDvENG
– Gaurav Mishra (@IAmGMishra) March 16, 2021
Politics always in all field. Why is rahul play again ?. He is not in form batsmen ?. So Rohit and kishan play open or suryakumar yadav should play instead of kohli. Kohli should not leave his place because of captaincy ?.
– Sasikumar (@ Sasikum45746429) March 16, 2021
Two very similar LBW appeals, potentially going down leg.
Rohit Sharma did not review. Balanced captaincy.
Virat Kohli takes review & loses a review. Trigger-happy captaincy.
No point taking reviews on marginal calls. Losing reviews early is never a good strategy.#INDvENG
– Aditya (@forwardshortleg) March 16, 2021
Jab Rohit captaincy kar raha tha tab 2 overs 7 runs the England ke
Fir kohli wapis aaya ab 5 over mein 46 runs hai.
Clear difference in captaincy.#MakeRohitIndianCaptain
– SIR CHAHAL RCB (@sirchahall) March 16, 2021
– Kunal Sharma (@TweetsOfKunal) March 16, 2021
Instead of creating pressure in PP, Kohli lost it completely ..
when comes to defending the total Rohit Sharma captaincy is best in business.
– Manu (@ Manu_k333) March 16, 2021
RCB will never win a IPL.
Disastrous captaincy from Virat Kohli.
– imman (@m_immanuel) March 16, 2021
Ngl this is poor captaincy from Kohli, why would u bowl thakur in the powerplay and not sundar who’s the most successful ?!
– Shobiya (@VibiyaS) March 16, 2021
I won’t be satisfied till India play Bhuvi, Shardul, and Chahar in the same team – I don’t care which format.
– അജു (@islandexpress) March 16, 2021
Kohli creates confusion in choosing playing XI
Giving a chance to KL Rahul, who was a flop in the last 2 matches, once again proved to be a wrong decision. The decision to keep Suryakumar Yadav out was surprising. Virat Kohli chose the playing XI in a way that was causing confusion. Since he got Rahul opening with Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan had to come down at number three. Kohli himself came to bat at number four. Team India suffered a lot due to the deterioration of the combination. England beat India by eight wickets on the basis of the best innings of Jos Buttler (83 not out). From India, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar got one success each.