Team India overpowered visitors England in the third and final match by 75 runs to clinch the series 2-1, with left-arm spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s magical spell of 6 for 25 runs and speedy half-centuries from Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
During the post-match press conference, a journalist asked skipper Virat Kohli about his failure as an opening batsman, and the reply he got answered all his questions.
“Maine IPL mein batting ki thi as an opener. Char hundred banaye the. Tab kisi ne kuch nahi bola. Ab match mein run nahi banaye to problem ho gayi (I batted as an opener in IPL and hit four centuries, then nobody said anything. Now I didn’t make runs in a match, then people are having problem),” he said.
“That time people were saying ‘oh! such a revelation.’ Now I don’t score in two innings. Focus on others as well. There are 10 other players in the team. If I do everything so what will the others do,” he added.
Kohli has scored only 52 runs in the three matches as an opener against England – 29, 21 and 2 runs. He hailed the team for the series win after losing the first match.
“I am more happy about that (series) and not worried about my opening slot. If I had made 70 runs in two matches, would you have asked me this question. No, right? So just enjoy the series. It is a nice win for us,” said Kohli.