India vs West Indies: the locker room feels calm when Hanuma Vihari is hitting, says Virat Kohli
KINGSTON: Pattern virat Kohli is impressed with Hanuma Vihari His temper when the young man's self-esteem extends a sense of calm in the locker room when he is in the middle.
Vihari was undoubtedly India's discovery of the West Indies test series, as it emerged as the best runner with 289 races that included a century and two half centuries.
Now I wonder if his captain was effusive in praising Andhra's batter.
Hanuma was the best hitter in this game. Depending on the surface, it was a first class entrance for him. He is someone who is sure of his game and it shows. The dressing room feels calm when it is batting. That is a quality that it naturally possesses, Kohli said at the post-game presentation ceremony.
His willingness to learn from mistakes is also a quality that will take him to places, he feels like the best hitter in the world.
He (Hanuma) is willing to improve. Accept and correct your mistakes and play with a lot of heart. Always willing to do anything for the team. It is a very young race so far, but it has shown why he has been backed and selected on this team, the boss said.
The boss was happy in the way victory was achieved.
It was quite complete again. I played cricket very well for four days. Getting the result the way you want is crucial. We were in some difficult situations. We take a lot of character from the boys collectively.
Kohli, who won a test number 28 as captain, attributed to the bowling unit, who has played his part in one victory after another.
It is a byproduct of the quality team we have here (becoming the most successful Indian captain). If we did not have the bowlers we have, these results would not have been possible.
If you see these guys running: Shami's spell today, Bumrah after a small complaint, Ishant pulling out his heart, Jadeja casts a long spell. The captaincy is just a C in front of your name. It is the collective effort that matters. The pattern was modesty personified.
For us, it is only the beginning of the Championship (World Test). Whatever happened in the past is irrelevant, he said.
While the West Indies batting was of poor quality, Kohli called his pace attack first class and as good as any other top team in world cricket.
The West Indies would know the areas in which they need to improve. From the point of view of bowling, they were outstanding. Jason (Holder) and Kemar (Roach) were the best bowlers. His bowling attack with the red ball here is as lethal as any. If they get enough races on the board, they will be a very dangerous opposition in the test cricket, the captain concluded.