New Delhi: World-winning Indian team captain Kapil Dev has criticized Team India after the loss to New Zealand at Wellington. New Zealand defeated India by 10 wickets in the first Test match in a one-sided match. Speaking to the media, Kapil said, "We have to praise New Zealand, it is playing great cricket. It played superb cricket in three ODIs and Test matches."
Kapil Dev further said, "If we analyze the match, I do not understand how one can make so many changes. There is almost a new team in every match. No player in the team is permanent. If there is no sense of security about the place, it will affect the players' form." It is noteworthy that Team India's batting attack with Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane was completely in the first Test match played at the Basin Reserve ground. It was shattered. Kohli himself also considered batting as the reason for the loss.
To this, Kapil said, "There are many big names in batting, but still you could not score 200 in both innings, it means that you have not coordinated the situations. You have to focus more and more on strategy. " Kapil has also expressed resentment over the absence of Lokesh Rahul in the Test team. Rahul was selected as Player of the Series in the T20 series and in this series, India defeated the Kiwi team 5–0.