Proud of our pace battery, says Kohli
Virat Kohli termed his fast bowling arsenal as a "dream combination" that can torment any opposition on any kind of surface.
Indore : Virat Kohli termed his fast bowling arsenal as a "dream combination" that can torment any opposition on any kind of surface.
Riding on one of the most hostile fast bowling performances in recent times.
Asked about India's current fast bowling resources, Kohli reminded that the team is without Jasprit Bumrah, who is undergoing treatment for an injury.
"These guys (fast bowlers) are on top of their game, when they bowl, it looks like any pitch is a good pitch. Jasprit is not a part of the attack and when he comes back, it will be a one heck of an attack to counter (by opposition teams)," Kohli said.
Talking about the match, he said, "Don't know what to say, it's another clinical performance. It was very professional with the bat, playing five batters with one guy taking responsibility is what we want with overseas tours coming up.
Hats off to the boys." India's performance at home is now comparable with the Australians of the early 2000s but Kohli said the team was not playing for records.
"The numbers and records are there for everyone to see, that'll remain in the books, we haven't focused on it. We're looking at keeping the standards up, motivating the next lot of players.
In that process, we're pushing up the standard of Indian cricket. We don't care about numbers at all as a team," the skipper said.
Asked about Mayank Agarwal's superlative performance, Kohli said, "The mindset is simple, when you see a young guy coming in to bat in Tests I know how much time it took me to get those big hundreds, so I know the importance of getting big runs.
"It's important as a senior batter to let them know to keep going. I want them to not make the mistakes I made as a youngsters to make them world class cricketers."