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India vs South Africa T20: Virat Kohli lauds his bowlers after win

Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock greet each other after India won the second T20 international in Mohali.   | Photo Credit: AP

Virat Kohli leading successful run-chases is nothing new. Obviously filled with pride on guiding the team home, the India skipper credited the bowlers for the manner in which they dragged South Africa back.

“The pitch was very good and an outstanding effort from the bowlers to pull things back. As long as they show character in difficult situations, they are going to present a strong case for themselves in the future. Lot of positive signs for us and they’ll get many more games to prove their mettle. They are going in the right direction.”

About his role, Kohli said, “It is a (matter of) pride to play for my country. Whatever it takes, whichever format, to get us across the line, I’ll do that. Adapting in different formats is nothing but a mindset of making your team win. If you want to win a game for your team, you will find a way. That’s the most important thing. I never think for myself, it’s always about what the team needs. Test cricket, one-day cricket... the will should be to win the game for your country.”

Quinton de Kock hoped for better things to follow in the final T20 match in Bengaluru. “We got off to a good start and towards the end they bowled pretty well and they assessed the conditions better than we did. There was a lot of pressure on some of the new guys and I think they did pretty well against this world-class opposition.”

Dhawan happy

Shikhar Dhawan was happy with the start to the home season. “It was a good start for all of us. I was playing well, timing the ball well and enjoying myself.”

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