Team moved on from disappointing World Cup semi-final defeat, says Virat Kohli

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 03, 2019, 01.13 PM(IST)

India captain Virat Kohli (File photo) Photograph:( AFP )

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Virat Kohli-led T20 side is all set to take on West Indies in a three-match series, starting in the United States on August 3

Indian skipper Virat Kohli said after World Cup ouster, the first few days were difficult but like professionals, the team moved on and recovered from the shock World Cup semi-final defeat by New Zealand last month. 

Virat Kohli-led T20 side is all set to take on West Indies in a three-match series, starting in the United States on August 3. 

During the pre-match media conference, Kohli reflected on Team India's World Cup exit. He said, "Obviously the first few days after we exited the World Cup were quite difficult."

"Every time we woke up it was the worst feeling in the morning and through the day you do things and you know sort of get on with your life. But now look, we're professionals, we move ahead, every team has to move on so we're quite ok with what happened in the World Cup, Kohli added. 

Ms Dhoni has opted out and India will also miss the services of all-rounder Hardik Pandya for the trip to the Caribbean, where India will play three T20s, three ODIs and two Tests. 

"Yesterday the fielding session and a little bit of time we spent on the field was really good, everyone was excited, looking forward to just playing, just being on the field again. Everyone's looking forward to these games which I think is the most important thing."

Kohli also said it was a chance for the fringe players to make their case ahead of next year's World T20 in Australia.

"It will just give us an opportunity to have some fun together, understand why we've been so successful as a team and really focus on the things that matter, rather than focusing on the things that are not in our control," Kohli added.