‘Winning is the sole target’-Virat Kohli
India skipper Virat Kohli, after clinching the emphatic win in the second Test against Sri Lanka, thus picked up the series, said the number one ranked Test team in the world is no longer bothered by condition of any country.
Focused only on winning, Kohli said, “Well, it’s obviously nice to win this series again. We won this last time also, in 2015. Yes, we do have that chance (of completing a whitewash). But honestly speaking, we are not looking at Test matches or Test cricket now as home and away anymore. We are just looking at them as Test matches and we want to win anywhere we play.”
“If we can believe in our abilities, then we are not really bothered about where we are playing. That kind of energy I can sense in the team; and the team believes that as well,” added Kohli.
He also said, “You know, we have to only look to win Tests, on whatever pitch or in whatever conditions. We are creating a habit of winning that I think can be carried on in future as well.”
Declaring Test cricket as his top priority, Indian skipper said, ““Test cricket is the most important thing for us. We really feel good as a team that we’re able to win consistently right now, but we realize it’s very important to keep carrying on the same way as well.”
The Indian skipper said, “We managed to turn things around and you always feel good as a team when you come back from a difficult situation and win the Test.”