Team India suffered an embarrassing innings loss on Saturday in the third Test match against England at Headingley. Resuming their overnight score of 215 for 2, India suffered a dramatic collapse once again and lost 8 wickets for 63 runs in an hour and a half to get bowled out for 278 in their second innings. Ollie Robinson finished with 5 wickets for 65 runs, while Craig Overton picked 3 for 47 to wrap up the match.
Questions were asked regarding the frequent batting collapse and team combination post the match and Virat Kohli, as a responsible leader, answered all the questions in a calm manner. However, one journalist during the press conference tried to provoke the Indian skipper by asking a rather bizarre question.
The journalist questioned the technique of the players and asked Why Indian batsmen are committed pre-dominantly on the front foot to play good length balls?
The Indian skipper, however, did not lose his cool and tried to answer the question but the journalist interrupted him and gave the example of English batsmen, who played on the backfoot to counter swing. A little frustrated Indian skipper composed himself and calmly said, “ok, thank you”.
Twitter lauded the skipper for not losing his cool and called the query of the journalist “bizarre”.
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Opting to bat, India were bowled out for a mere 78 on day 1. In reply, England, led by Joe Root's wonderful 121, were bowled out for 432, claiming a 354-run first-innings lead.
"The pitch looked good to bat on, and when England batted it hadn't changed much, so they had a lot more intent with the bat, made better decisions. They were the deserving side to win, to be honest.
"You could say that we don't have enough batting depth, but the top order has to give enough runs to the lower middle order to step up. The lower order can't bail the team out all the time."
The fourth Test between both sides will start on August 2.