Indian skipper Virat Kohli has downplayed the importance of winning a test series in England and stated that for him it means nothing more than winning a test series somewhere in the world.
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The former No. 1 test team in the world will try to shake off disappointment at losing to New Zealand in the final of the ICC World Test Championship and do their best to end the drought of a series win in England.
India have won three test series on English soil, the last of which was in 2007 when Rahul Dravid’s men beat the home side 1-0.
Since then, the guests have suffered a 4-0 defeat in 2011 and 1-3 and 4-1 defeats in 2014 and 2018.
India fought valiantly in the last series but failed to win the crucial Edgbaston and Southampton moments.
In front of the marquee, Captain Virat Kohli sat down with Dinesh Karthik for an exclusive interview with Sky Sports.
When asked the importance of winning a series of tests in England, Kohli downplayed this by stating that he is more concerned with continuing the culture of winning at any cost than the actual outcome.
“For me personally it means nothing else than winning a series of tests somewhere in the world. For me these things are not anecdotes or milestones in my career. It’s going to be a big deal for Indian cricket, but that culture is more dear to my heart. I’ll do everything in my power, even if we lose with a friendly, I want us to go for victory and not give up and save a friendly. That is not acceptable to me, ”said Virat Kohli.
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A five-match test series is the toughest test of fitness, ability, mental strength and character of a cricketer.
And Virat Kohli repeated the same thing when declaring that it takes “relentless madness” and “pursuit of excellence” over a five-test period to ensure the team ends on the winning mark.
“It takes relentless madness and the pursuit of excellence in a series of five tests every day. Telling yourself that I want to do the hard work and get into situations every day that are difficult in any friendly game. You have to be prepared for this workload and the mental strain, ”said Kohli.
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India’s captain Virat Kohli speaks exclusively @DineshKarthik in an in-depth interview where he talks about what the England series means to him (much more!
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