Virat Kohli says he is ‘super proud’ of his India team after they pulled off a remarkable victory over England at Lord’s.
‘I am super proud of the whole team for the way we stuck to our plans,’ the superstar batsman said. ‘Our performance with the bat was outstanding after we were inserted.
‘The pitch didn’t offer much in the first three days, the first day was the most challenging.
‘The way we played in the second innings after being put under pressure – Shami and Bumrah were outstanding this morning.
‘Then, with 60 overs left in the day, we thought we could have a crack at the result. We had the belief and the bowlers were outstanding. The tension on the field motivated us to win the game.’
Kohli added: ‘I have been part of winning a Test match last time here under MS Dhoni but to get a result here in 60 overs is quite special.
‘With the declaration, I thought anything under 55 overs didn’t sound right. I didn’t want to walk off thinking “what if we had four or five overs more?”
‘We decided 60 was our mark and crucial breakthroughs with the new ball helped us. We won’t rest on our laurels, we will get more intense and precise.’
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