MANCHESTER (AFP) – India captain Virat Kohli has entreated frustrated fans in his cricket-crazy kingdom no longer to get emotional after their surprise global Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand on Wednesday.

Kohli’s side went right down to by using 18 runs at old Trafford after the closing four tie turned into performed over days due rain in Manchester.

Chasing 240 for victory, India lost four of their pinnacle batsmen for 24 runs inside the first 10 overs and were eventually bowled out for 221.


The unexpected loss left a largely Indian-dominated crowd at vintage Trafford upset, while one billion lovers lower back home tried to come back to phrases with the heartbreaking quit of the group’s bid for a third international Cup crown.

Indian cricket enthusiasts are recognised for irritated outbursts after crushing defeats, however Kohli said dropping is a component and parcel of recreation and need to now not trigger an intense reaction from either supporters or players.

"i have usually been of the favour of a measured reaction and sure unhappiness is there in a loss however don’t take it to severe," Kohli told newshounds.

"due to the fact many players will no longer be able to system it. Everything needs to be balanced, like we want it to be on the sector.

"It is easy to criticise from the out of doors while somebody loses and you are placed on top when are winning. But while it takes place on a huge scale then it's miles a country wide obligation that how you react to the sport you watch."

Pre-event favourites India had crowned the institution desk to e book the semi-final conflict with fourth-located underdogs New Zealand.

but Kane Williamson’s aspect posted 239-eight after batting first on a difficult pitch after which defended the overall with some terrific rapid bowling.

‘receive the failure’

Kohli insisted the defeat, which got here after India received seven of nine organization video games, will ultimately be dissected to work out what went incorrect.

"I don’t suppose that I would really like to interrupt things down immediately," said Kohli.

"but in time we can ought to sit down down and examine things that we should have finished proper on this sport.

"We are not shying away from accepting that we did not stand up to the task and we have been no longer correct sufficient below pressure. Accept the failure as it suggests at the scoreboard."

Kohli lauded Ravindra Jadeja’s valiant knock of seventy seven that gave New Zealand a scare.

Jadeja placed on 116 runs with MS Dhoni, who made 50, for the 7th wicket to elevate hopes of a fightback, but the Black Caps held their nerve within the closing ranges.

"In my looking Jadeja for 10 years, me gambling with him as properly, this is probably his top fine, like excellent knock in step with me due to the fact the form of strain," Kohli stated.

Kohli also quashed any expertise of Dhoni probably retiring, pronouncing the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has not spoken to him approximately his destiny plans.