India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday stated his gamers are hurting after dropping the third Check in opposition to England at Headingley by a giant margin however usually are not demoralised.
Joe Root’s males thrashed India by an innings and 76 runs on the fourth day of the Check on Saturday to stage the five-match sequence, with the fourth beginning at The Oval on Thursday.
Kohli, 32, stated the brief turnaround time won’t be an impediment to place the defeat behind them.
“We like to be in this situation where people start coming at us with doubts and really start questioning the ability of our team,” Kohli informed reporters.
“That’s the state of affairs we love greatest. I can assure you one factor — that we’ll not be demoralised by this loss.
“The guys in the changing room are hurt. And when they are hurt they badly want to correct the things that didn’t go well in this game. That is how we are going to play the next two test matches.”
Kohli refused to criticise people for the defeat and stated your entire batting unit failed within the first innings when India have been shot out for 78, whereas the bowling group was additionally not constant sufficient.
The crew might be open to rotate gamers to present them a relaxation through the lengthy sequence however won’t look to draft in an additional batsman within the remaining fixtures as it might upset their most popular stability, Kohli added.
The visiting crew, ranked second on this planet in Assessments, had a powerful probability to win the opening Check in Nottingham earlier than rain compelled a draw whereas they beat England comprehensively at Lord’s to take a 1-Zero lead within the sequence.
“This game has been kind of an aberration in how we have gone this series,” he stated. “You may’t develop into a nasty crew in a single day.
“It all depends on your mindset, how you arrive in the next game. And I can assure you that we’ll arrive with a lot more determination and a lot more intensity than we had in this game.”