I am not in a place to prove someone wrong by coming to the crease: Kohli
Star India batsman Virat Kohli, who ended his century drought in Test cricket with a composed 186 against Australia here, said on Monday that he is in no place to prove anyone wrong on the field. Kohli had to wait for more than three years for his 28th Test century. His century in the first innings of the fourth and final Test here helped India post 571 in reply to Australia’s 480. After being named man of the match, Kohli said, “What I expect from myself as a player is more important to me.”
Kohli, who has scored 75 centuries in international cricket, said, “I am no longer at a place where I can go on the field and prove someone wrong.” I also need to justify why I am on the field. I am playing So that’s the only thing I was trying to do. I felt like I was batting very well from the first innings in Nagpur.
Kohli admitted that he was not able to replicate himself in the Test format, so he had to work harder. Kohli faced 364 balls in his innings of 186 and scored only 60 runs from the boundary. It was a well thought out strategy as India were one batsman short after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out with a back injury. Kohli said, “We lost Shreyas to injury and were one batsman short, so we decided to take more time. Our eyes were set on batting for a long time. “He said,” We focus on batting for as long as possible for the team. I did it for a while but not with the same ability that I have been doing in the past. Kohli said, “I was disappointed from that point of view but believed that I was playing well and if I got a good wicket But if given a chance, I can make a big score.