3rd Test: It's never a bad time to start, says confident Virat Kohli

Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 11:09 IST | Anand Vasu | Johannesburg

Virat Kohli believes that the tough times the Indian team have gone through in South Africa will help build character and better cricketers in the long run

Virat Kohli Pic: AP/PTI
Virat Kohli Pic: AP/PTI

Virat Kohli believes that the tough times the Indian team have gone through in South Africa will help build character and better cricketers in the long run. "We have looked at the positives from the first two games as well, not many times on overseas tours we have picked 40 wickets in two Test matches. So, I think that's a big boost for us. If the bowlers can continue doing their job, and as I said before the series that whichever side bats better wins the series, and that's been the case so far. But it's never a bad time to start anything," said Kohli.

'Change things, boys'
"It's a chance for everyone to step up in times that have not gone our way and to change things around for us. That will build character, that will build individuals and that will build personalities. That can be a milestone for guys going to forward if they can step up in this game and be the difference for us in this Test match. So, it's never a bad time to start." Kohli also did not quite echo his coach's views on the need to arrive earlier and get acclimatised to conditions.

Need to be responsible
"I think responsibility isn't just one-sided, I think it's a collective responsibility of every one and those aspects are and have been a point of consideration for a while. "I don't feel that we didn't feel prepared. I won't sit here and point that out after losing a Test series," said Kohli. "It was our errors, our mistakes of not capitalising on situations that led us to the result being 2-0 so far," he added.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Trending Video

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
Loading...

World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli confident of India winning the title!

NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK