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India tour of Australia: I could have done better and played a different shot, says Virat Kohli

India tour of Australia: I could have done better and played a different shot, says Virat Kohli

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India captain Virat Kohli was graceful in defeat admitting that Murali Vijay’s dismissal might have just been the turning point in their 48-run defeat against Australia in the first Test.

Asked if Vijay’s dismissal when he was batting 99 became the turning point, Kohli replied,”Could be. If me and Vijay added about 40 runs there, the game would have been different. You see one opening and the team capitalises, and that’s what Autsralia did.”

Kohli said that in hindsight his shot selection to the delivery that he got out could have been different.

“I was trying ot hit it much more in front of square. But it was one of those mistakes I’ll reflect back and say may be I could have done better and played a different shot. It was a great spell by Nathan Lyon and he bowled in right areas,” the stand-in skipper, who scored 115 and 141 in the match, said.