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Afghanistan match was a lesson, says Virat

June 24, 2019

India's cricket captain Virat Kohli says the match against Afghanistan was important as it taught the team many lessons. The Indian team got a bit of a shock at the World Cup 2019 after they won narrowly by 11 runs against the inexperienced Afghanistan.

India's batting line-up, which is much praised, managed to score just 224 runs and nearly did not defend this small total. Kohli said while things did not go according to plan against Afghanistan, India can take some heart from the narrow victory.

It's an honour for everyone to represent their country in the World Cup. This game was way more important to be honest as I said it didn't go as plan. But when things don't go your way, you need to show some character and bounce back and fight till the last ball and that shows the character of the team,. We take a lot of heart from this win and take the confidence going forward. - Virat Kohli, India cricket captain

India have won all the matches so far. Their first three wins were against much tougher teams with relatively larger margins. After the win over over Afghanistan, India are now in the third spot with four matches to play.

India will take on West Indies in Manchester on 27 June.

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