new Delhi: Team India suffered a crushing defeat by England by 227 runs in the first Test match played in Chennai. With this defeat, India not only fell 0–1 in the series, but also slipped to fourth place in the World Test Championship (WTC) table. However, the captain of the team, Virat Kohli, says that he does not care about the WTC table and his focus is only on performing well in the upcoming matches.
‘If someone suddenly changes the rule, it is not in your hands’
The ICC last year made changes to the WTC’s points system due to the Corona Virus, in which teams rankings depend on percentage points earned by them in the series. Virat Kohli says that if someone suddenly changes the rules, then this thing is not in your hands. Virat said in a virtual press conference, ‘We will watch the upcoming matches in the same way as we have seen so far. Nothing has changed for us. If the rules suddenly change in lockdown then it is not in your hands. The only thing that is under your control is what you do on the field.
WTC table not to worry
Virat Kohli said that he has no worries about the WTC table and his focus is only on playing good cricket in the coming times. He said, ‘You should not bother with the league table or things outside. You can debate these things for hours. Instead of thinking about who is at the top of the table, we should focus on the fact that our team plays good cricket on the field.
India slipped to fourth position
India has now slipped to fourth place in the World Test Championship table (WTC). India was on top before the start of the series against England, but after losing by 227 runs in the first Test, India is now in fourth place. India now has 68.3 percent and 430 points. While England reached the top with 70.2 percent and 442 points. New Zealand and Australia are in the second and third positions respectively.