Virat Kohli has had a stellar season as captain and as a batsman, and the dream run continued today as well, as the Indian side romped to a 28 run win at the Wanderers.
Kohli was pretty happy and content at the post match presentation, heaping praise on all 11 Indian players, saying that everyone contributed to this win and that the mood in the camp is pretty upbeat.
“Very impressive from the boys. It was a good wicket to bat on. Although Rohit did not get many, but the start off 21 off 9 gave us the start. Shikhar was outstanding. It was a total team batting performance. With the ball, Bhuvi showed his experience. We could always bank on Jassi and Unadkat did well as well. This was one of our most balanced performances. We never let the run rate drop less than 10.5. I was thinking maybe 220 at the 16 over mark. The basic message to the team was we are here till 25th. We can’t go away before that and have to make the best of every time here.” Kohli said.
While everything went according to plan for India, Virat Kohli had to leave the field during the 2nd innings due to an apparent hamstring(from what was visible through those dressing room cameras).
Kohli had suffered that injury in the first innings while going for a quick single and had been feeling his glute/hamstring all through the first and the second innings.
He then had to go off the field to get some attention to his leg, with the physio attending to it in the change room.
Kohli revealed during the post match presentation that it wasn’t his hamstring and that it was only his ‘glute’.
“The injury was early on in the innings when I went for the single. It was my glute and thankfully not my hammy. You know how I am, I had to bend bit more quickly. Then I felt a little bit more stiffness in my glute and that is why I went off. Not to be stupid and tear a muscle, I decided to go off and get it checked.” the Indian skipper said.
India are scheduled to play South Africa in the 2nd T20 on Wednesday at the Supersport Park. Kohli and co. would be hoping to wrap the series up, so as to end one of their best ever tours to South Africa.