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Eden Gardens ODI: We will continue to be ruthless, says Virat Kohli

Despite pocketing the ODI series against Sri Lanka, India's stand-in skipper promises no drop in intensity for fourth match today

Kolkata: An unassailable lead has been achieved against Sri Lanka but Indian skipper Virat Kohli yesterday said his team would not let the intensity slip in the remaining two ODIs of the five-match series.

Virat Kohli during a practice session at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata yesterday. Pic/PTI
Virat Kohli during a practice session at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata yesterday. Pic/PTI 

Having already pocketed the series with a 3-0 rout, Kohli said they would continue to be ruthless in order to make it a habit ahead of the World Cup next year. The Indians will square off against the islanders in the fourth ODI today.

"Especially knowing that the World Cup is around, we want to create good habits, can't afford to be complacent at any point of time. It's going to be the same kind of effort and intensity from everyone on the field," Kohli said.

"It's not difficult to motivate anyone. Our motive at the beginning was to be ruthless and try to win every game. We are just working towards that.

"Like you get better with practising with batting a particular shot, why not create a winning habit and win from difficult situations something we have lacked in the past," he added.

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