They are our most solid pair: King Kohli

 SMTV Desk 2018-12-10 15:29:55  Australia, Kohli, Pujara, Rahane, India
They are our most solid pair: King Kohli

Adelaide, December 10: We all knew that India made the biggest win here on today against the Mighty Ausis after the long gap 10 years.

Team India has won the match by 31 runs, in this regard, Kohli made some sensational comments here on today after the post-match presentation.

Virat Kohli said that patience was key for the Indian bowlers when the Australian tail frustrated them on the final day of the first Test in Adelaide. Australia s last four wickets took them from 156 for 6 to 291, giving India a scare in chase of 323.

"The odds were stacked up against them as soon as we got Pat Cummins out. It s important to stay calm. I wouldn t say I was cool as ice but you try not to show it,” Kohli added.

“When Jasprit Bumrah bowled his last over, he was getting worked up. I told him it was just a matter of one mistake or one good ball. Super proud to have four bowlers and take 20 wickets to win this Test match.”

Kohli had plenty of praise for classical Ajinkya Rahane and typical Cheteshwar Pujara, saying they are the two most solid batsmen in the team when they get going.

“Pujara and Rahane stood up in this match. I thought we were the better team and deserved to win. I think when they bat together like that they are our most solid pair,” said the Indian captain.

However, Kohli echoed batting coach Sanjay Bangar’s sentiments and said the lower order needs to contribute more with the bat.

“I think our middle order and lower order could ve done better," he said. "These things are things to keep in mind for Perth. But if you had told me we would 1-0 up after the first game I would have taken that!"