A rather thin – skinner Sri Lankan team came out with a phenomenal win against mighty India in the ICC Champions Trophy, registering the record of highest run chase in the tournament history. India was unexpectedly defeated by a significant margin of 7 wickets in the match which was taken to be granted the occasion of their ticket to the semi – final.
After the match, India skipper Virat Kohli credited the opposition batting skill, said, “I personally thought we had enough runs on the board. Our bowlers also bowled decently. If batsmen came out and everyone plays like that, then you have to give credit to the opposition as well.”
Voicing down to earth, Kohli told his team is not ‘invincible’, “We are not invincible. We are playing against oppositions who are also champion sides. They are among top eight teams in the world. There are no guarantees that someone can’t beat the other.”
He also added, “When you lose games, you always find negatives. But if a team comes out and plays fearless cricket like this and execute their plans and shots so well, you have to take your hat sometimes and say ‘very well played.”
Sri Lanka was in a disarray losing their most inform batsman Upal Tharanga due to suspension and Kapugedera also withdrew prior to the match after hurting his right knee badly.