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‘Quotes dalne se matches nhi jeete jaate’ – Fans react as Virat Kohli posts cryptic social media post after India’s WTC 2023 final loss to Australia

Virat Kohli scored just 63 runs from two innings at the 2023 WTC final.
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Source: Twitter)

India did not have a great showing at the World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Oval as they lost to Australia by 209 runs. Virat Kohli in particular did not have a good game as the former India captain ended up scoring just 63 runs from two innings. After the game was done and dusted Kohli uploaded a cryptic story on Instagram much to the bemusement of the Indian fans.

Here is the Instagram story:

Australia wrested the initiative from India in the WTC final in the first innings after the Kangaroos were languishing at one stage at 76-3. Then Steve Smith and Travis Head made a 285-run partnership that floored the Indian bowlers. In this alliance, Smith scored 121 off 268 balls with 19 fours. Travis Head played a superlative innings of 163 off 174 balls with 25 fours and one six. This helped Australia to rack up a big total of 469.

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India were not up to the mark with the bat in the first innings as they were 71-4 with Rohit Sharma. Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli all back in the hut. Despite Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur making a partnership of 108 runs India could only make 296. The Kangaroos got a lead of 173. In the second innings, Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc struck a couple of vital 40s and Alex Carey made an invaluable unbeaten 66 off 105 balls with eight fours.

The Kangaroos then ended on 270-8 and set India a target of 444 runs to win. In the second innings, the Indian batting crumbled to 234 in the first session itself to hand Australia a big win of 209 runs. The Kangaroos won their first WTC title in their maiden appearance. India have lost their second WTC final in two appearances. India lost the WTC final to New Zealand in 2021.

India’s nine-year Trophy drought remains as they are yet to win a world event since 2013. The Indian side will have to pull their socks up and introspect with regards to what they need to do to lift the 2023 ODI World Cup that will be held on home soil. The last time the ODI World Cup was held in India was in 2011.

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