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Why Virat Kohli Should Not Have Defended MS Dhoni Slow Batting

In the ongoing ODI cricket series between India and England, India lost the 2nd one day international cricket match to hosts England, match playedat lords cricket ground in London despite dominating 90 percent of the match.,

Chasing 322 set by England, India got bowled out for 236 runs. At one stage the target looked within reach, especially when captain Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina were batting together.

Virat kohli fell for 45 runs to Moeen Ali off break bowl which kept a bit low and came slowly off the pitch to trap great batsmen LBW. Dhoni  came to bat and played in such a manner that clearly did not please the Indian supporters in crowd and was booed off the ground,  after which Kohli had to defend him in presentation.

When Kohli lost the wicket India needed 182 runs from 23 overs. That is 182 runs from 138 runs with 7 wickets remaining in kitty. In this day and age of fast slam bang cricket, aided with smaller boundaries, flat wickets, and filed restrictions,  most teams in the…