Internet Desk: After thumping the Sri Lankan side with an innings and 53 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, India skipper Virat Kohli had a very special visitor in the team hotel and the special person was none other than WWE superstar The Great Khali. Kohli took to twitter to share pictures from the meeting on Friendship Day.
Kohli posted a couple of photos which read: “It was Great to meet The Great Khali, what a guy! ”
It was Great to meet The Great Khali, what a guy! pic.twitter.com/FoUhHMWFcX
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 6, 2017
India put up a splendid performance in the second test against Sri Lanka at the SCC where they defeated the hosts by an innings and 53 runs. In broke through the defense of the Lankan batting side after centurion Dimuth Karunaratne was dismissed on 141 shortly after lunch. However Indian skipper Virat Kohli praised the Sri Lankan batting highly and even said it was important to maintain patience and discipline.
“When you have a lead of 440 on you still and then you lose a couple of wickets and then you are playing one way and it’s coming off, I would say, as a batsman, it’s very difficult to keep carrying on for four sessions,” Kohli said. “That’s exactly what we spoke as a team. This can happen for two sessions because of momentum, but when the day ended yesterday (with only two wickets taken in 60 overs), we spoke about coming out fresh, [and that] they have to do this again for two sessions. So, high-risk cricket can be played on one particular day, I would say. And that’s a brilliant day for any team but to do that again and again is a difficult thing.
“If we can believe enough in our abilities then we are not really bothered about where we are playing. That kind of energy I can sense in the team, and the team believes that as well. We are creating a habit of winning that I think can be carried on in future as well.”
Kohli said his team plays with a lot of passion and understand the importance of consistency.
“For us, this is priority. Test cricket is the most important thing for us. And everyone plays with a lot of passion. If you see, last nine Test matches, six times we’ve got 600 runs. That shows the hunger of the batsmen, they are waiting for an opportunity, there are lower order contributions as well,” he said.
“In the dressing room we feel really proud of each other’s efforts, that we’re really putting in those consistent, convincing performances, and winning Test matches more often than getting the other results. We really feel good as a team that we’re able to win consistently right now, but we realise that it’s very important to keep carrying on the same way as well,” he added.