India Beat England: Team India captain Virat Kohli was ecstatic in appreciating Rohit Sharma’s innings in the 2nd Test in Chennai, terming it as the turning point or defining moment of the series.
“Ashwin has been a banker for us in the last 5-6 years. Rohit’s 150 in Chennai was like 250 elsewhere. That gave us momentum in the series. Now we are in the WTC finally, we will work towards it,” Kohli said this in a post match presentation ceremony just before lifting the Anthony de Mello Trophy after winning the 3rd test by an innings and 25 runs and take home the series 3-1.
Elaborating the comeback India made in the series, Kohli said: “The comeback win in the second Test 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. We had to pick up our body language after the first game in Chennai. 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.”