London: India captain Virat Kohli called on fans’ support to his team following consecutive losses to England in the ongoing Test series, and hoped that they “never give up” on the team.
“Sometimes we win and other times we learn. You never give up on us and we promise to never give up on you either. Onwards and upwards,” read a post on Virat Kohli’s official Facebook page which was accompanied by a photo of the Indian team in an on-field huddle.
The Indian team lost the opening two Tests of the ongoing five-match series by heavy margins. Even Kohli, after a hundred in the first Test, experienced a dip in form in the second match.
Following the innings and 159-run loss at the Lord’s, the skipper admitted that the team combination was “a bit off” when questioned specifically on selection decisions so far but insisted that the side would bounce back. “(At) Two-nil down the only option is to come out positive, make it 2-1 and make it an exciting series from there,” Kohli had said.
The third Test starts on Saturday in Nottingham, the Indian team for the remaining two matches would be named after that.
(With inputs from PTI)