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DDCA cancels Virat Kohli felicitation ceremony in wake of Pulwama attack

13 March 2019

Mohali: Unheralded Ashton Turner took an experienced Indian attack to the cleaners with some unbelievable hitting, helping Australia chase down a record-breaking target of 359 runs and level the five-match series here on Sunday. Ironically, they did so by slowing down, returning more conventional stroke-makers like Usman Khawaja and Handscomb to the team to help modulate the scoring rate through the middle overs.

Kohli was not pleased with the decision but accepted his team's inadequacies against a superior Australia in the post-match presentation. The Pakistani minister further went on to say that if Indian team keeps on doing such things, the Pakistani team should also wear black bands in order to tell the world about the injustice that India is doing with Kashmiris.

Recalling the move by India against Pakistan in the ICC and World Cup, Mani said that by indulging in such behaviour for a second time they have hurt their credibility and standing in the cricket world.

The 30-year-old also said dew played a crucial part in the game as it got hard to bowl in the final moments of the contest.

"Obviously, it was shattering to get dropped from the test squad, it was something I'd been priding myself on, trying to be a strong red-ball player for Victoria and always pushing my case for Australia".

"It became too wet to bowl, it was very hard to bowl in the right areas". It was hard to bowl in the right areas. They have been very sloppy on the field and will have to rectify those mistake sooner to avoid any major upset at the pinnacle tournament. "The wicket remained good throughout, we've fallen on the wrong side of the dew in two games, but that's not an excuse. We have to work hard and we got to come up with more intensity and passion in the next game", he said. Turner said after collecting the Man-of-the-Match award.

The opening combination has been struggling the recent past and this can be attributed to the recent batting disappointments as the openers have scripted a lot of success over the last few years.

"I think it became a T20 chase about 15 overs out, it was getting up over 10 an over and close to 12. Very fortunate", he remarked.

DDCA cancels Virat Kohli felicitation ceremony in wake of Pulwama attack