Team India lost to New Zealand in the opening T20I of the series by a score of 21 runs. The hosts in Ranchi were limited to 155/9 following a top-order collapse while chasing a 177-run target. After the early dismissals, Washington Sundar (50) and Suryakumar Yadav (47), both of whom played quickfire innings, attempted to resuscitate the Indian innings but were unsuccessful. With Hardik Pandya serving as captain, the team is missing its two veteran hitters, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.

Sundar, who had a stellar game overall with figures of 2/22 in four overs, spoke in the post-game press conference and talked extensively about the reasons why India lost. During the conversation, one of the reporters questioned Sundar about whether the team’s batting order needed to be altered.

But Sundar countered with a query. “Do you believe a change is necessary? Do you believe so? Sundar enquired.

The India all-rounder said that the players had one difficult day at work and that victories and defeats are a natural part of sports when the reporter said he believes adjustments are required.

“They all have a tonne of T20 runs,” one person said. Can everything be changed by one game? Will you never go to a certain restaurant again if you can’t get your favorite biryani there? Just one day. It occurs. It’s a game. No one of the 22 players can perform. To get to this point, every one of them has performed well, and they continue to do so, according to Sundar.

It takes place in a game. Even New Zealand gave out in Raipur. We will have to be patient with such things; it doesn’t indicate that they altered anything in their top order. While we are making errors, the management is cool and forgiving. We are going to be a really powerful side moving ahead.

On January 29 in Lucknow, Team India will return for the second T20I of the series.