Time for reality check: Kohli
Pune: India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hardly minced words in criticising his team\'s shambolic show in the 333-run loss to Australia, saying it was easily the side\'s worst batting display in the last two years.
Pune: India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hardly minced words in criticising his team's shambolic show in the 333-run loss to Australia, saying it was easily the side's worst batting display in the last two years.
India slumped to a humiliating loss inside three days in the first match of the four-Test series against Australia in Pune.
"We got outplayed in this game. We got to take it on the chin, accept that they outplayed us. It was our worst batting display in the last two years. We were not good enough on any of the three days.
It was the case of us not applying ourselves too well. We need to see what we did wrong," said Kohli at the post match presentation. The Indian captain also agreed that the visitors exploited the conditions better.
"They exploited it better than us. They put us under pressure throughout and deserved to win this game. Credit to them that they played better than us.
"We've had two really bad sessions and to pull it back against a quality side is very difficult. But there are no excuses," he said.
The 28-year-old added, "I am sure we are going to bounce back strongly. "
Smith said winning the toss proved to be an advantage on the pitch offering a lot of assistance to the spinners right from the start.