India’s batsmen won’t resort to a defensive mindset regardless of the capitulation in Wellington within the first India vs New Zealand match. As per captain Virat Kohli, the batsmen should be constructive with the intention to take New Zealand off their bowling plans. India have been despatched packing for 165 and 191 within the first check on the Basin Reserve, with opener Mayank Agarwal the one participant to cross 50 in both innings.
“I don’t think a cautious approach ever pays off, especially away from home,” Kohli mentioned after the loss. “We will certainly be far more constructive.
“We will attempt and put their bowlers underneath stress and attempt and make them do one thing totally different quite than them making us do one thing totally different,” he additional added.
This was India’s first defeat for India within the ongoing ICC World Test Championship and the skipper needs his aspect to study from the errors and transfer forward to tackle the challenges at hand. “We have the belief that we can win. But if there is a defeat in the interim, it doesn’t mean the belief will go away,” he mentioned.
“There’s no cakewalk or easy games at the international level. Teams will come out and beat you, you have to accept it and that defines your character as a side.”
The captain sounded assured that being constructive is the one template which has labored for the aspect and therefore, they won’t attempt another method even after this defeat.
“We are not going to play in any other fashion,” he mentioned.
“Whatever it requires us to do as a batting unit, a bowling unit and a fielding unit to be able to do that, we are definitely going to come out and do that. We are not bothered about another loss but we are not going to take a backward step, that’s for sure,” he mentioned.