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'India not panicking despite Australia drubbing' - Virat Kohli
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'India not panicking despite Australia drubbing' - Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli said his team is not panicking about the World Cup despite India suffering their first ODI series loss at home since 2015 at the hands of Australia.

His team faced severe criticism in the media after their collapse from 2-0 up to a 3-2 defeat

But Kohli said: "None of the guys in the changing room are panicking, the support staff is not feeling down after this defeat.

"The XI is clear in our head. We just have to take better decisions in pressure situations to go far in the World Cup," he added.

But the 30-year-old urged his players to manage their workload during the nearly two-month-long IPL starting March 23, in their bid to stay fit for the World Cup.

Australia series was the last time the Indian side will play together before the World Cup, with the players now due to join their IPL sides.

Kohli said there should be no pressure.

"Exactly what we spoke in the change room was, 'just go and enjoy these two months in the IPL'. Don't think of performance or pressure," said Kohli.

"All the workload will be monitored," he added.

"Everyone knows that no one wants to miss the World Cup and cost the team good balance."