He stylish left-handed batsman played a slow knock of 41 from 42 balls. As a result of which, India managed to put up only 148 in 20 overs. It would have been a better outing for the team if he would have got retire-out and allowed other batters to score the quick runs.
He struggled to even rotate the strike. With Harbhajan Singh still waiting in the ranks, it would have been better if Dhoni would have retired out and allowed the former off-spinner to play the long handle.
If one looks at the scorecard, one would notice that Ajinkya Rahane scored 40 runs from 35 balls. If Rahane had retired out early, then Kohli would have faced 5-10 more balls, allowing him to accumulate some more runs.
He was unable to score freely and ate up 35 balls. With so many big hitters waiting for their opportunity, Jadeja could have simply retired out to save his team. Those extra balls eventually cost India the game as the men in blues fell short by three runs.
Yuvraj’s 11 runs from 21 balls drowned the whole team. His performance was so low, that Sri Lankans deliberately wanted him to be on strike. uvraj could have simply retire-out. It would have allowed India to add a few more runs to their total.