India have registered another comprehensive Test win against South Africa, this time by an innings and 137 runs in Pune. However, the result gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. With this win, India registered a record 11th Test series victory in a row at home. After the game, Virat Kohli spoke to Star Sports after the game and talked about the game.
“Everyone goes through a natural process of wanting to prove a point – to yourself, initially in your career – and then maybe you are not that mature to handle the things that happen on the outside. So sometimes you’re playing and you’re trying to prove people wrong, and those kinds of things come out,” added the captain.
Virat Kohli has played a great knock in the second Test where he scored a double century and broke a lot of records. He scored an unbeaten 254 off 336, including 33 boundaries and 2 sixes. Along with this, opener Mayank Agarwal too scored 108 off 195. including 16 fours and 2 sixes. With their knocks, India put up a huge total of 601 with the loss of 5 wickets.
“I think I am at a stage in my career where I’m just happy to be playing the way I am and contributing for my team, and, for me, crossing 150 or crossing 200 is not the most important thing. And that’s why those celebrations, I think… putting the team in a commanding position is the only goal and that’s the only thing I strive for. Not saying that I don’t enjoy scoring runs, I obviously enjoy scoring runs, but if they come in a winning cause, that’s the most important thing,” Virat Kohli said.
However, Kohli had a calm celebration after the knock and win. He also talked about this as well.
“I think it’s been a natural progress for me to have a more calm mindset over the years, because you feel more secure as a player, about where you stand in your own environment, and your own game as well. I have a good understanding of that and hence the muted celebrations,” he concluded.