Emotional Appeal: Virat Kohli’s message to the fans on social media
Emotional Appeal: Virat Kohli’s message to the fans on social media

NEW DELHI: India's dismal run in the ongoing Test series against England has forced Indian skipper Virat Kohli to post a message to the fans to never give up on the team on social media.

India suffered an innings-and-159 runs defeat against England in the second Test at Lord's to go 0-2 down in the five-match series. India could only make 107 and 130 in the second Test and will need to avoid a loss in the third game - due to start on August 18 in Nottingham - to stay alive. They lost the first Test by 31 runs at Edgbaston."Sometimes we win and other times we learn. You never give up on us and we promise to never give up on you either. Onwards and upwards," 

Kohli posted on his Facebook page. "Going ahead in this series, we need to look at the mistakes we've made in this game and correct them. A sportsman has no other options," Kohli said.

Kohli lost his position to the former Australian captain Steve Smith, who is currently serving a one-year ban owing to his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa earlier this year. He also reiterated that his batsmen's problem is more mental than technical. "I don't see any technical deficiency. If a batsman is clear in the head and he's clear about the plans he's taking, then if the ball does something off the pitch, you're able to counter it," said Kohli at the post-match media interaction.

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