Virat Kohli was in a fiery mood during the post match press conference, being put off by a few questions asked by Indian and South African journalists.
India had succumbed to a 135 run loss, despite the pitch not being anywhere close to what you would expect in South Africa, as the brown(and dusty) pitch very much resembled to what you find in India.
The Indian batsmen though strangely couldn’t get themselves in and ended up getting schooled by the South African bowlers on a pitch that did not have enough demons it.
Virat Kohli rightly pointed out that a lack of ‘healthy’ partnerships from the batsmen was the major reason for India’s loss.
The Indian skipper was pushed off the edge by a South African journalist in the post match press conference, when he questioned Kohli’s reluctance to play the same Team in any of his 36 captained Tests.
Here are the excerpts:
Journalist: Talking about you not coming together well makes me think it’s because of the team selection. In 30 Tests you have captained you have changed the line-up in almost each and every Test that you played and I think you would know that to win Test matches you also need a little bit of consistency or rather a lot of consistency and you guys have been lacking that consistency. What would you put that down to? And how would you basically say that you guys will continue changing your team and still expect a different result?
Kohli: How many Test matches have we won out of 30?
Journalist: How many have you changed the starting line-up?
Kohli: How many have we won? How many have we won?
Journalist: How many have you changed the line-up for?
Kohli: 21 wins, two losses. How many draws?
Journalist: How many in India?
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Kohli: It doesn’t matter. Wherever we play, we try to do our best. I’m here to answer your questions man, not to fight with you.
Kohli also asked a journalist about what the ‘Best Indian XI’ according to him would be and that India would go in with that XI, if the journalist told him about it.