Indian captain Virat Kohli was a happy man after the end of the fifth match of the recently concluded ODI series between India and Australia. India outplayed the Aussies in 4 of the 5 matches and became the number 1 ODI in the world.
It was a very dominating performance by India and it will surely send a strong message across to all the team who will be touring or playing against India in the coming months.
In the post match press conference, Virat Kohli praised his team’s effort and said that it was a very convincing series win for India. He also praised the management for motivating the players.
“It feels good. It was a really convincing series win for us. Ticked all boxes. Happy with the way the team played. We repeated the way we played against Sri Lanka, proud of that. It’s become second nature for them, the management plays a big part in motivating the players,” captain Virat Kohli said.
Virat was all praise for his swing bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. He said that whenever the game slipped away from Team India, these two pulled it back.
“We had a chance to retain the No. 1 spot and we ended up doing well. Bhuvi and Bumrah have been outstanding for us, have been a class apart. Whenever the game has slipped away, they’ve pulled it back nicely.”
Virat Kohli also said that Hardik Pandya has been the biggest positive for India. He also spoke on the problem of plenty issue and said that it is a good headache to have. Hardik Pandya was awarded with man of the series trophy for his all-round contribution for India.
“Hardik Pandya is the biggest asset (from the series). Selection dilemma is always a good headache for me as a captain because it’s always better to have plenty to pick from and take the best 11 possible.”