Indian team off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says that Indian captain Virat Kohli did not demand to hold the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) for three matches but gave his opinion on it. India had recently lost against New Zealand in the WTC final.
Ashwin said, ‘I have heard people say that Kohli has asked to play three Tests for the WTC final, but it is ridiculous. After the match, former England cricketer Michael Atherton asked what changes would you like to see in the WTC final. To this, Kohli had said that it would be possible for the team to come back if there are three matches, but he never asked for it.
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After the defeat in the WTC final, Kohli said, “First of all, I do not agree that one match will make one the best Test team. Had it been like a Test series, in three Tests, the team would have the ability to bounce back.
Ashwin said the team has moved on from the WTC loss and is focusing on winning other ICC tournaments. Ashwin said, ‘When we lost in the final, the fans were disappointed. After the lockdown, crores of Indians were waiting for good news but it could not happen. We expect the team to win other ICC tournaments.
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