Virat Kohli was all praises for his incredible side after they came from behind and won the Test series against England by 3-1. After an emphatic series win India has now qualified for the first-ever ICC Test championship final. Virat Kohli and his men will meet New Zealand in the final which will be played in England in June. Coming back to the series win, Kohli admitted that he was pleased with the way his side made a comeback in the series after losing the opening Test.
The Indian team raised their game and defeated England in the last 3 Test matches of the series. In the 4th Test match, England once again crumbled against the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. The hosts won the Test match by an innings and 25 runs and will now play in the all-important world Test championship final. After the win, Kohli was all praises for his side and pointed out that playing with intensity is the hallmark of the Indian cricket team.
Kohli also stated that India’s bench strength is extremely strong which is why the side consistently wins matches. He further praised two heroes of India’s win, Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin who played an integral part in India’s series win. The Indian captain in the end spoke about the World Test Championship final which is now a reality.
WTC Final was a distraction now it is a reality- Virat Kohli
“The comeback in Chennai pleased me the most. The first game was an aberration and England outplayed us. The toss played a crucial role and the bowlers weren’t in the context. We bowled and fielded with more intensity and so the comeback was very heartening. Our bench strength is extremely strong and that’s a good sign for Indian cricket. When the transition happens, the standards won’t fall and Rishabh and Washy’s partnership showed exactly that in a crucial juncture of the match. We had to pick up our body language after the first game in Chennai”, Kohli said in the post-match presentation.
“Every team in international cricket is a quality side and we need to work hard to beat them, even at home. Keeping that intensity going is most important and is the hallmark of our team. Rohit’s knock was the defining moment in Chennai, and Ashwin has been our most bankable player over the years so they have been our best players this series. Now we can accept that the WTC final, which was a distraction in New Zealand in 2020, but now it’s a reality”, he added.