India's Kohli says fans should be 'measured' after World Cup woe

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of India's Hardik Pandya in World Cup semi-final on July 10. — Reuters

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of India's Hardik Pandya in World Cup semi-final on July 10. — Reuters

Leading India at a World Cup for the first time, Kohli's dream of making the final has been shattered despite India finishing top in the group phase.

The tweet read, "Dhoni you deserved such disgraceful exit for polluting the gentleman's game with fixing and bias!"

The victory sent 2015 runners-up New Zealand to their second consecutive World Cup final and Vettori said they would be full of confidence. "But the way they bowled in that first half an hour was the difference in the game", he said.

Indian cricket fans are known for angry outbursts after crushing defeats, but Kohli said losing is part and parcel of sport and should not trigger an extreme reaction from either supporters or players.

"Because many players will not be able to process it".

Watch Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar speaking exclusively to India Today on team India's semi-final defeat to New Zealand in Manchester.

"We got what we needed to get in the field this morning and we thought we had restricted them to a total that is chaseable on any surface". However, I think Virat Kohli was unlucky as it was a poor decision to give him out.

"The sun will still rise tomorrow", was the main headline on the sports page of India's largest selling English daily The Times of India, while the Hindustan Times described the team's failed attempt to win a third title as the "Knockout Blues". "We all know the game is a fine line in a number of ways".

"We are not shying away from accepting that we did not stand up to the challenge and we were not good enough under pressure".

Daniel Vettori takes a wicket for New Zealand. "Accept the failure as it shows on the scoreboard".

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