After heavy defeat in Lord’s, Indian captain Virat Kohli blamed weather forecasts which proved to be correct for loss. “We went with extra spinner instead of a seamer. With all the rain forecasts, it was evident that pitch would stay dry. Hence playing with extra spinner was definitely a better option. But the conditions remained true to the forecasts leading to the loss.” said a surprised Kohli. Flamboyant Virat Kohli preferred a chinaman Yadav over an indian Yadav after going through all the meteorological forecasts, which he allegedly thought were IMD’s.
As per experts, this poor selection of team haunted india throughout the play. To no one’s surprise Kuldeep Yadav hardly got to ball in seam friendly conditions. Several axed ex cricketers also expressed their disappointment over team selection. “Back in india, meteorological department follows certain rules and never spoil the surprises of weather by predicting them right. How come opposite of the forecast has not happened this time BC?” asked annoyed Kohli to indian origin reporter Indra dev in a never called press conference.
Considering the monopoly of BCCI, there are speculations that IMD will forecast overseas weather also for cricketing interests. “We have talked to senior scientists of meteorological department. They have made us believe that using cloud computing technology, each and every cloud above cricket ground can be controlled and regularly monitored. Team will be getting forecasts by IMD all around the world soon.” said a senior BCCI official when asked about all the buzz around.
Currently India are 2-0 behind in five match series. They had a dismal show with the bat at Lord’s. India were able to score only 107 and 130 in two innings of the match. Notably bowling spearhead Mohammad Shami single handedly made India cross the 100 run mark with his valiant effort with the bat. With his certificates and true age leaked back home by his wife Hasin Jahan, he certainly seemed to be only batter not missing the home conditions.