Rediff – ‘We did not think that it was going to be a 200-plus run wicket, but it happened.


  • Kohli also defended England all-rounder Chris Woakes, who was hit for 47 runs in four overs.
  • Kohli said the team needs to sit down and correct the wrongs, and moreover, 200 plus target is always going to be tough.
  • On Mandeep Singh and Washington Sundar’s partnership at the end, Kohli said: “It was an outstanding effort by lower order batsmen because it gives confidence to the team if the top-order fails.”
  • Asked whether the team missed Sarfaraz Khan’s big-hitting prowess, Kohli replied,”We pick players not according to their performance in a particular match but to bring in balance in the team.
  • Kohli also praised Sanju Samson for his 45-ball-92 and said that performance from players like him would only help the national team have a bigger pool of players in future.

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