ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli cannot win a trophy in his life, says KRK after India’s defeat to Sri Lanka

Despite Shikhar Dhawan's hundred and fifties by MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, India failed to edge out Sri Lanka and suffered a seven-wicket defeat at The Oval. Bollywood actor Kamaal Rashid Khan took a dig at Virat Kohli about their performance.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 9, 2017 1:40 pm
India suffered their first defeat to Sri Lanka in England after 38 years. (Source: AP)

The defending champions India suffered their first defeat against Sri Lanka in England after 38 years, which also hampered their chances of making it into the knockout stages. Despite Shikhar Dhawan’s hundred and fifties by Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni, India failed to defend their total of 321 against the Angelo Mathews-led Sri Lankan side. After a massive 124 runs victory over arch-rivals Pakistan, India was considered to be one of the title contenders.

However, the defeat at The Oval has now thrown the Group B wide open, and all the four teams stand a chance to make it to the knockout stages. Sri Lanka will be playing Pakistan while India will take on South Africa and will hope to eke out a win to keep their chances of defending the title alive.

Post India’s seven-wicket defeat, Bollywood actor and critic Kamaal Rashid Khan took to social media and took a dig at the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and how ‘underdog’ Sri Lanka managed to edge out the defending champions.

“Mere Hisaab Se @imVkohli (Virat Kohli) Zindagi Main Koi trophy Jeet Hi Nahi Sakta, coz Ye Khelta Kam Uchalta Zyada hai, Sochta Kam Gali Zyada Bakta hai!”

India play South Africa in their last match on Sunday and will be in a do-or-die situation as all the four teams have won one game each and have two points in their kitty. South Africa, who defeated Sri Lanka in their tournament opener and suffered a 19-run (D/L) defeat against Pakistan, will not only look to make it into the playoffs but also end India’s quest to defend their title which they won in 2013.

KRK was very critical of India’s performance and also raised questions on BCCI’s team selection for the ICC tournament. He said, “Sri Lanka has found 11 best players out of 2Cr population who can defeat BCCI team but BCCI is not able to find 11 winners from 130Cr population.”

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  1. J
    Jun 10, 2017 at 10:13 am
    The 'great' MSD was taking a single on 47th over against Lanka because he was on 48. Get rid of these superstars like Dhoni, Yuvi, Rohit and bring in Pant, Rahul Tripathi, KL Rahul etc. But, do we have a selection committee at all.
    1. M
      Jun 10, 2017 at 9:45 am
      Why do IndianExpress need such stories I dont understand And that too KRK
      1. V
        Vinod Sethi
        Jun 9, 2017 at 8:42 pm
        Who is this KRK? A stani cheer leader who is happy that Srilanka have avenged the pitiful defeat of porkis at the hands of india. Indian film industry is full of stani moles who celebrate defeat and humiliation of India. We know that Bollywood is financed and controlled by s sitting in Karachi and Dubai. These goons make super stars of less than ordinary actors in film industry. This is the sole reason these so called superstars openly back and bat for stani terrorists who were responsible for kil of hundreds of Indians in Mumbai and other parts of India.
        1. R
          Jun 9, 2017 at 3:23 pm
          people like this kkr uddaav kejri malai etc just are seeking some importance sadly our stupid media is giving them that
          1. H
            Jun 9, 2017 at 3:19 pm
            ab yeh ia kohli ko batyega ki cricket kaise khelte ,,, har koi sadak chaap apni rai dene lagta hai ek match ke baad ,,, yeh zindagi mein toh kuch kar nahin paya dusron ke baare mein comment karta rehta hai ,, matlab ab cricket ki baat karenge yeh ,,,
            1. B
              Jun 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm
              Agree 100 . Vkohli is now a days found strugg to big hit. In match against Pak it was a clear sign but luckily towards end some stroke was coming from his bat. In The match against Sri lanka it is again confirmed that he is rnot getting his rhythm perfectly. Regard to selection , what we say, We Indians are famous depending in past fully closing our eyes to present. Once upon a time some players were playing good. But we are still fail to notice their strugg in the match. IPL is providing such a good platform to everybody right from player to selectors but no use.Both the groups not performing well, I mean neither player nor the selector. So many new face were there hitting the ball effortlessly, but ignored as if old players are always win the game for us. No body understand ,we should try with young. If one or two matches lose no problem.
              1. R
                Jun 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm
                one win & sri lanka team has become heros ?? shame on those agreeing with some barking dog sitting out of india by agreeing you are just lowering your own respect
                1. V
                  Vinod Sethi
                  Jun 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm
                  What respect does this Porki fan KKR has? He has extra territorial loyalties. He is celebrating the fact that the team which demolished the porkis has lost the match. We all know whose tears this Porki agent is shedding. And we have plenty of such traitors who celebrate the defeat of India. He is not happy Lanka have won, he is rejoicing indian defeat because india had defeated his porkistani fathers.
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                Abhishek Gupta
                Jun 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm
                What is wrong with you people, IE? Why do you have to give space to the news about a person who is a disgrace? That too, in the headlines!!! Please show some maturity while reporting the news. For me, Indian Express is one of the very few responsible media in the country. Maintain your dignity.
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                  Pradeep Gopalan
                  Jun 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm
                  Completely agree. This jerk just doesn't deserve any space. Has IE lost its editorial balance by offering space and encouraging this stupid guy.
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