It was a fought out victory: Virat
3rd October 2016
Kolkata: Team India skipper Virat Kohli, fresh from winning the Test and regaining the top spot in Test
ranking, said this test was really fought out and here it was all about taking opportunities and not come
"As a captain you don’t want to sit there and see all sad faces out there. I believe in a team game
not individual. We have gained a lot of experience from here. This was for a complete team effort and as
a captain it is far more satisfying. This test was really fought out and here it was all about taking
opportunities and not come under pressure," a very satisfied Virat said.
"As a player I know we will have to go out there and win matches. Our aim is to win games anywhere we
play. And we have done it on past few years. I just know when you go on to the pitch you need to have
believe in your game and no external factors," he said.
Asked about rankings he said, “Rankings are never important for me. As a player I know we just need to
get out there and win matches”.
On entertaining the crowed, "I feel if the crowed stands behind in favour of the bowler he gets charged
up and that even sometimes become important for a team."
Asked about the gains from the last two test matches, he said: "The batting of Jadeja in the last match
and Wriddhiman Saha is this match. They came out to bat on a very important situation in a test match.
In the last match at Kanpur, we could have declared earlier but we didn’t because we wanted to make
Jadeja feel the heat to scoring a 50 in a test match. It raises a player’s confidence."
Virat's counterpart Ross Taylor said in Indore they would play freely and for pride. "It was tough total to
chase. We got a fair start but couldn’t capitalise. And it was also very hot and humid out there. We will
try and play the next game freely as we have nothing to lose now and hope we get a better result
there," he said.
"India won because they have played a better cricket in the last four days. I am quite disappointed with
my form. I need to work heard on my batting. Hope will get a better result next time. Our bowlers had
good starts in both the innings with the new heard ball getting a good swing. But as it becomes old and
gets soft it stops swinging," he signed off.
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