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Virat Kohli Reveals Why He Came Out To Bat With KL Rahul In The Super Over


Team India registered their second consecutive super over wins against New Zealand to go 4-0 up in the five-match T20I series at the Sky Stadium in Wellington. The match went into the super over after the game finished in a tie, where KL Rahul and Virat Kohli guided India home convincingly. Meanwhile, speaking at the post-match press conference, Kohli revealed why he came out to bat alongside Rahul in the tie-breaker. 

Colin Munro and Tim Seifert played gems of knocks to keep New Zealand in line during the chase of 165 runs set by India banking on a half-century from Manish Pandey. But the plot changed in the last over when Shardul Thakur removed Ross Taylor in the first delivery of the last over. India once again successfully managed to defend the target as the game progressed to the super over. 

Indian cricketers celebrate a wicket. Credit: Getty Images

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Seifert and Munro came out for New Zealand in the tie-breaker. India's poor outing in the field as they missed two catches helping the host post 12 runs. A lot of fans hoped Tim Southee to come good for New Zealand in the super over but KL Rahul struck a six and a boundary in the first two balls to bring down the target before Virat Kohli took India home. Later on, Kohli revealed why he came out to bat ahead of Sanju Samson, who was initially slated to come in. 

"Initially, Sanju and KL were supposed to go given they can strike the ball well, but I went in because I was more experienced and in a pressure situation it was important for me to handle things," Kohli said. 

Virat Kohli leads India from the front. Credit: Getty Images

Furthermore, Virat Kohli looked satisfied after another thrilling win and also stated that the last two games have teached him a valuable lesson. India will look to keep up their winning run and inflict a whitewash over New Zealand when they lock horns in the fifth match on February 2. 

"There's something new that I've learnt, that you've just got to stay calm in the game, observe what's happening and if the opportunity comes then you capitalize on it. It feels good when you're out of the game and get yourself back in, it really shows the character of the team," Kohli signed off. 

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