“As players, it hurts us the most. We tried everything to turn things around but it just didn’t happen,” Kohli said in a promotional event on Wednesday (May 10) “These things happen sometimes. Last year was great for us, this year has been the opposite. You have to accept them and move forward.”
Kohli also acknowledged that when a team is going through a bad phase, it is difficult to erase the fine lines of pain and disappointment. “It’s not easy to pick yourself up after the kind of results that we have had. It gets tough when you are pushing the team forward in whatever way you can and not getting the desired results. That’s when you expect the players who you believe are good enough at this level to step up, motivate themselves and take ownership of the team.”
“We have tried to laugh it off at times. There have been situations that have been so helpless that we have come back to the change room laughing,” he said in a light-hearted manner.