Virat kohli was a happy man as India registered their 14th consecutive Test streak win at home by beating New Zealand by 372 runs at Wankhede Stadium on Monday (December 6).
The Indian captain, who missed the first test in Kanpur, is back to lead the team in Mumbai. After missing a win in the First Test, the home team managed to win the game with a day to spare.
Kohli thinks the Kiwi hitters were out of luck to get a draw despite the Indian team’s stellar bowling performances in the first test. Kohli says:
“To get back to winning again, it’s a great feeling and a clinical performance. You want individuals to come forward. You want people to take action. The first trial went well and It was a clinical performance. We had a good discussion about the performance, and the opponents had a solid draw. The spin players tried their best, but the batsmen did their best. Kiwi managed to hold their own in Kanpur.”
Captain India added:
“There were more bounces here and the fast pitchers had some help, so we have a better chance of winning the Test on the final day.”
Arriving in Mumbai, the Indian cranks continued to play well and beat New Zealand only 62 in the first round. They then beat Kiwi by 167 to help the home team record the biggest win in terms of runs.
Player of the series Ravichandran Ashwin back with an eight-wicket stretch while Jayant Yadav and Axar Patel scale five and three quotes respectively. The trio constantly kept New Zealand under the pump from which they never really recovered.
Virat Kohli insists that the goal is to bring Indian cricket forward under new management led by Rahul Dravid.
“Even with the new management, the mindset to bring Indian cricket to the top is the same. It is important to maintain the high standards of Indian cricket and ensure that it continues to improve. “
Unknown, this was India’s first win in the Test series under new head coach Rahul Dravid, who was in charge before the series.
“South Africa is a good challenge” – Virat Kohli on India’s upcoming tour
After a few days break, Team India will head to South Africa for a bilateral series consisting of three Tests and multiple ODIs. Kohli insisted that playing South Africa in their backyard would be another ball game.
“South Africa is a good challenge. Last time we built it in the UK and South Africa, and Australia is the pinnacle of that work. South Africa is a tough task and a win for which we are the winner. a team aspires to achieve,” Kohli concluded.
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