World Cup 2019: Sensible decision, says Virat Kohli after India-New Zealand match washed out

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Sensible decision, says Virat Kohli after India-New Zealand match washed outWorld Cup 2019: Virat Kohli said he did not mind sharing a point with New Zealand while Kane Williamson said a little bit of time off was not a bad thing for his players after the India vs New Zealand match at Trent Bridge was called off without a ball being bowled.advertisement Next Rajarshi Gupta NottinghamJune 13, 2019UPDATED: June 13, 2019 20:51 IST Virat Kohli gestures during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Australia. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli said it was a sensible decision to call off the India-NZ match given the ground conditionsKane Williamson said it was not ideal but he did not mind a bit of time off for his playersThe India-New Zealand match was washed out without a ball being bowledVirat Kohli said it was a sensible decision for the match officials to call off the India vs New Zealand game after persistent rain lashed Nottingham on Thursday. New Zealand retained the top spot in the points table while India moved to No.3 with 5 points.Indian and New Zealand fans were left frustrated with the rain. This was the 4th match which was washed out in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The relentless rain had left large patches of the ground wet and Kohli felt it was a wise decision because the outfield was not fit to play.It was a sensible decision to not play given the outfield wasn’t fully fit. One point is not a bad thing for sides that have won all their games so far. So we’ll take it, Virat Kohli told the broadcasters after the match was called off.India won both their matches before Thursday. They started their World Cup 2019 campaign with a victory over South Africa before Shikhar Dhawan’s 117 helped India to a win over defending world champions Australia.New Zealand, meanwhile, won their 3 opening games in the World Cup. They first defeated Sri Lanka before overcoming Bangladesh and Afghanistan.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said it was not surprising that the game was called off and said a bit of time off was not a bad thing for his team.Been about four days and we haven’t seen the sun, so this doesn’t surprise us. It’s not ideal, but little bit of time off is also important. We have some break now midway through, so it’s a good chance for the guys to freshen up and look forward to the next challenge, Williamson said.advertisementIndia will next take on Pakistan on June 16 in Manchester while New Zealand will gear up for a game against South Africa on June 19.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan is going to be in a plaster for couple of weeks: Virat KohliAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India, New Zealand share points as rain ruins Trent Bridge gameAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow ICC World Cup 2019Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Virat Kohlilast_img

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *