Bengaluru, September 29
India captain Virat Kohli feels the current Indian team can become one of the greatest ODI sides ever if it can replicate its home success in overseas conditions. Kohli’s statement came after the legendary Sunil Gavaskar’s recent comment that the current Team India could end up being the greatest ODI side the nation has ever produced.
“It is a decent compliment. Obviously coming from him (Gavaskar), it feels good because he has seen a lot of Indian teams over the past few years,” Kohli said after India lost by 21 runs to Australia in the fourth ODI here last night.
“(But) the journey is long because the team is young. We are playing at home right now. If we can replicate this form in conditions that are alien to us after that we can sit down and be happy with what we have done so far,” Kohli added. “It is all about repeating those processes and try and do the same thing again and again and be consistent in giving the best shots.”
The Indian skipper defended the team management’s decision to give the reserves a go yesterday. India had replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah with Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami but the move seemed to have backfired. “We have won the series and you have to try out guys at some stage.” — PTI
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