- India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs in the World Cup 2019 semi-finals
- Virat said – we have not forgotten the defeat, but now have gone ahead
- The Indian team is now looking at preparations for the T20 World Cup in Australia
Aug 03, 2019, 01:44 PM
Sports desk In the Cricket World Cup 2019, Team India's exit ended in the semi-finals with the loss of New Zealand. But team captain Virat Kohli has not forgotten that defeat till now. According to Kohli, even today when he wakes up in the morning, his heart gets depressed because of that defeat. Some days after being out of the tournament were extremely difficult.
Virat said this in a press conference in Florida before the first T20 match against the West Indies. He said that the Indian team is now on the preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
'We have moved forward'
Virat said, "The mind becomes depressed by thinking about defeat. After this you do many things throughout the day. Then get busy in your life. We are professionals. Now have come forward. Every team has to move forward. So, whatever happens in the World Cup, we accept it. "
Regarding preparations for the first T20 against the West Indies, he said, "Tomorrow's fielding session and some time we spent on the field, it was fantastic. Everyone was excited. Was ready to play. Again wanted to return to the ground. I think this is the best in the form of a team. Whatever you can do, just go to the ground as soon as possible. '
'T20 World Cup preparations'
Virat said, "For youth players like Rishabh Pant, this tour is a great opportunity to play international cricket, showcase their potential and prove their worth. We know what capacity Pant has inside. We all want them to perform consistently for the Indian team. "