The victorious Indian skipper Virat Kohli hailed his team’s performance after they won the third ODI to clinch the five match series against Sri Lanka yesterday.
Kohli was effusive in his praise for bowler Jasprit Bumrah (5/27) and batting star Rohit Sharma (124*) as they were the main architects behind India’s victory.
Sharma was ably supported by Dhoni (67*) as the pair put up a match winning partnership to clinch the series.
This is what Kohli had to say after the match,
“Small targets are always tricky. If it happens to you two or three times (the collapse while chasing down low scores), I don’t think it’s an issue. People like to make issues out of it. We have chased small targets convincingly before. ”
“Here the wicket was a bit more challenging. The last game we had a collapse. Today wasn’t a collapse. The other batsmen really applied themselves. Rohit was outstanding, MS was great as well,” said Kohli during the post-match presentation ceremony.
“We have to be a bit patient with the younger players. Have to understand how to take our games forward,” said Kohli.
“He’s (Bumrah) got 11 wickets in three games, he’s bowled really well. Last game he missed out on a five-for, but he got it this time. He’s among our top short-format bowlers. He’s doing a great job for us, and I wish him all the best,” said Kohli.
“We have a squad of 15, we’ll look to give some of the other guys a go. Having won the series already, we can afford to give those guys a go,” concluded Kohli.