''Virat is the only batsman in the team, who has a great temperament, technique and hunger for runs to play abroad,'' said Ghavri. Kohli looked in great form as he single-handedly took on the kiwi bowlers, though all his effort went in vain. He scored a century along with two half centuries in the series – the best Indian player in the series.
But, Ghavri does not agree that it was bowlers alone who must be held accountable for India's defeat, but the batsmen as well. He said ''Both the bowlers and the batsmen failed. The bowlers did not stick to the right length, and the batsmen also faced problems with the risisng ball.'' Players such as Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina could not make any difference with their willow in the recent series. A lot were expected from this Indian team, who were considered favourites before the series got started. After this loss, some of the players might even face the axe for the next ODI series.
The Indian team looked out of touch and lacked experience as well. Most of the players who played in the tournament were inexperienced in such conditions. Hence, Sehwag, Gambhir, Zaheer and Yuvraj's absence was felt by the Indian team. The results could have been different, had India sent an experienced team. So, does failure of the youngsters pave the way back for these senior pros?
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