Virat Kohli endured a difficult time with the bat during India’s 0-2 Test-series defeat to New Zealand, scoring only 38 runs in four innings at an average of 9.50. Before this series, India, under his captaincy, had won each of their first seven Tests in the 2019-21 World Test Championship cycle.
Frustrated India captain criticized his team and sparred with a journalist as New Zealand won the second Test inside three days to sweep the series on Monday.
Home skipper Kane Williamson celebrated “an outstanding performance” as New Zealand, who won the first Test by ten wickets, claimed the second by seven wickets.
But it left Kohli, who was caught making a foul-mouthed outburst to the Christchurch crowd during day two, disappointed with his top-ranked side.
Kohli was even seen giving a send-off to his counterpart Williamson when Jasprit Bumrah dismissed the latter cheaply in New Zealand’s first innings.
The Indian skipper, on the third day, was once again heard saying a somewhat controversial statement during New Zealand’s second innings when the visitors were defending 131.
Kohli was standing in the slips for the majority of the innings where he was heard saying: “Jab India mein yeh log aayengey, tab dikha doonga (I will show them when they come to India),” according to Indian Express.