CENTURIAN: After winning the ODI series with a 5-1 margin, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has attributed his success to his wife Anushka Sharma.
When asked who does he credits for the positive change in his batting and confidence during the post-match ceremony, this is what he said: “People who are close to me deserve a lot of credit. My wife has kept me going throughout the tour. I am grateful for that. Obviously, you want to lead from the front, and that’s a wonderful feeling.”
Indian skipper it would be an injustice to his God-gifted talent if he took it for granted.
“If I take it for granted it´s not doing justice to what I have been given by God.”
He did what he said, scored another match-winning century to coast India to a whopping 5-1 series win against South Africa.
It was his third ton in the six-match series, 35th overall.
Kohli has been in a relishing form these days. He hit 129 not out off 96 balls to take India to an eight-wicket win with 17.5 overs to spare in the sixth one-day international.
With this emphatic win, India snatched the No.1 spot in the ODI rankings from South Africa. They were second to SA at the start of the series.
On top of everything else, captain Kohli scored 558 runs in six-match series, most by any batsmen in a bilateral series with 558 runs at an average of 186.00.
“You want to lead from the front with your performances,” said Kohli. “When they come off so well, along with the effort of the whole team, it´s very pleasing.”
When asked how he maintained the intensity which he had shown throughout the series, Kohli said, “I´ve got eight or nine years left in my career. It´s not a long career for a cricketer so I want to make the most of it. I want to train as hard as I can and make the most of every day.”
He said there was no greater honour than playing for and captaining his country.
— ICC (@ICC) February 17, 2018