The mood in the Indian camp is extremely upbeat, having secured their first ever ODI series win in South Africa, beating the Proteas comprehensively in their home conditions.
Rohit Sharma who had had a dismal tour with the bat up until yesterday, got his game together, and constructed a beautiful century to help India post a total in excess of 270 on a sluggish Port Elizabeth track.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were involved in their 7th run-out last night, with Kohli being the victim once again(the 5th time). However, the duo were in a jovial mood after the game, with Rohit Sharma interviewing the Indian captain, who had created history by winning the ODI series.
Virat Kohli was happy and content with the team’s performance, giving the credit to everyone, as different players stepped up during different times of the tour to pull India through.
He credited the wrist spinners, who showed maturity, poise and skill to bamboozle the South Africans in their own den.
These are the excerpts from the interview(as provided by NDTV)
Watch Video here: Rohit Sharma interviews Virat Kohli after the series win
Rohit Sharma: So guys it has been a great victory and a great series win after 25 years. To come out here in South Africa and win the series, obviously a great feeling. Let’s see what the captain has to say about it. Captain how does it feel after winning (the series) after 25 years?
Virat Kohli: It means amazing. Rohit’s contribution was outstanding today. Wonderful feeling to create some history, winning after 25 years and everyone is really proud in the change room. It has been a collective effort and something we wanted to do badly as a team, so brilliant. Amazing.
Rohit Sharma: It’s never easy in South Africa and we all know that but I thought throughout the series we handled the pressure really well. So anything in particular you (Virat Kohli) felt throughout the series that we have done well?
Virat Kohli: I think in every game someone has put their hand up and performed for the team and the two young spinners and the way they have bowled and the way Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have shown experience and the way Hardik Pandya has bowled in the middle as well and batsman as well, given opportunities everyone stepped in every different game. So, I think that’s been the hallmark of this series. Being 4-1 up in South Africa has never been easy. We have played here twice before and we know how tough it can be. So this team has come a long way, you know, it’s been a collective effort of the whole team and the management and we are really proud of it.
Rohit Sharma: Cheers. Thanks Virat. 25 years guys. 25 years.