Here's what Virat Kohli had to say following Windies triumph
India came up with an uplifting performance to tame Windies by 257 runs in the second and final Test in Jamaica on Monday. With this win, India completed a 2-0 clean sweep in the series, while they also finished the Caribbean tour on a high, winning seven of the eight matches, across formats. Meanwhile, Kohli expressed his delight for the current side. Here's more.
Following the series win, Kohli went on to Twitter where he expressed his satisfaction at winning their opening series in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. He also credited the team for its thorough performance. "Feels great to get win our first series in the Test Championship. Thorough performance by the team overall, blessed to be a part of this special unit," wrote Kohli.
Feels great to get win our first series in the Test Championship. 💪🏼— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 3, 2019
Thorough performance by the team overall, blessed to be a part of this special unit. 😇 pic.twitter.com/83tb8LoJNJ
"It was pretty comprehensive again. Played really good cricket over four days. Getting the result in a manner that you want is crucial. We were in some tricky situations. Took a lot of character from the boys collectively." Kohli asserted.
Kohli also showered immense praise on young batsman Hanuma Vihari's performance in the series, dubbing him as a 'stand-out batsman', asides crediting him for playing a top knock despite a tough surface. "He is someone who is sure of his game and it shows. The dressing room feels calm when he's batting. That's a quality he possesses naturally," Kohli further said post match.
"He (Hanuma) is willing to improve. He accepts and corrects his mistakes and plays with a lot of heart. Always up to do anything for the team. It's a very young career so far but he's shown why he's been backed," added Kohli.
Speaking on the performance of the hosts, Kohli backed their bowling, especially skipper Jason Holder and Kemar Roach. However, he advised the side to improve upon their batting, as it is then they could collectively be as lethal as their bowling. "If they get enough runs on the board, they'll be a very dangerous opposition in Test cricket," concluded Kohli.