We’ll go for 3-0 series win: Kohli
Sounding a warning to the rivals, India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday said they will not “take their feet off the gas” and will aim for a whitewash when the final Test begins in Ranchi.
“Looking at the larger picture of the Test championship, every game has value, whether it is at home or away, that is the format. So, we’re not going to take our foot off the gas in the third Test,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.
“No one is going to relax at any stage, we are going to go for a result in the third Test and hopefully make it 3-0, that’s a guarantee,” he said.
South African captain Faf du Plessis conceded that India are deserving series winners and his side was found wanting in the contest.
“They are very tough to beat at home, their record speaks for itself. We know in the subcontinent your first innings is really important. The runs you put on the board gives you a chance,” he said.
“But the way India batted, especially Virat with 250, it takes a lot of mental toughness. Two days in the field can wear you down. Especially that second evening, the batsmen were a bit weak in the mindset. From then it’s playing catch-up.”
He said Kohli was too good and his hunger for runs stood out. He was not satisfied with 100, 150.”