Indian captain Virat Kohli has expressed his displeasure over the loss of two points in the ICC World Cup 2021-23 after failing to score the required overs in the first Test against England at Nottingham.
The first Test between England and India was unexpectedly recorded after rain on the last day of the first Test was a pampering. India were ready to win the match as they needed 157 runs on the final day with the advantage of nine wickets in their hand, but the weather in the UK had a different plan.
India and England fined 40% for slow excess in first Test
On Wednesday, both India and England teams were fined 40 percent of their match money, and they were also penalized with two ICC World Test Championship points each for retaining slow overruns in the first game.
Chris Broad of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanctions after it was decided that both parties were two overs short of their goals after time allowances were taken into account.
Virat Kohli expressed disappointment as India were beaten by WTC by two points
Kohli admitted the mistake while also being disappointed with the loss of two key points in the WTC cycle. The Indian captain expects his team to keep up with the match from the next game.
“Yes, that’s right. As a team we are not happy that we lost the two points due to the slow crossing. The factor is in our control, we made a few overs and we ended up being just two overs short, ‘Kohli said during a virtual press conference before the second Test,’ said Virat Kohli.
“Actually, we have to keep up with the pace of the game. You do not want to be too far behind in the game that you can not accomplish. As you said, points are very important, ”added Virat Kohli.
India meet England for the second Test to be played on Thursday (August 12) at the Lords in London.