India captain Virat Kohli said Australia outplayed India in the first One-Day International. He reckoned this Australia team is a professional unit.
“This is a chance for the team to bounce back but as I said, credit to Australia. International cricket is always priceless. The experience you get in any format does well for you when you play other formats. The game time you get is important. If you perform in any format, it gives you confidence for the other formats. It was one of those days when we weren’t allowed to get into the game at all,” Kohli added.
The skipper also spoke about his decision to bat at No 4. “We’ve had this discussion many times in the past as well, due to the way KL Rahul has been batting. We’ve tried to fit him into the team. Having said that, it hasn’t gone our way when I have batted at No.4, so we have to see how it goes. At the same time, it’s about giving opportunities to the other guys. People need not panic for just this one game. I think I am allowed to experiment a bit.”