Indian Virat Kohli (left) congratulates Ravichandran Ashwin after the spinner dismissed South African Kagiso Rabada in the first test. (AFP)
India beat South Africa by 113 points in the first test at Centurion Park on Thursday
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is looking to win the three-test series against South Africa with another victory in the second test in Johannesburg (January 3-7).
India beat South Africa by 113 points in the first test at Centurion Park on Thursday.
“This series in South Africa is not easy and Centurion is obviously the most difficult of them all,” Kohli told BCCI TV after India’s outright victory in the first test, their first at Centurion Park.
“We ended up getting the result in four days, which is testament to the fact that we became the team we wanted and today the strength of the team was in the spotlight in this Test match, with the ball , with the bat., and the pitch. We were just looking for opportunities and that’s how we play our cricket. If we have the chance at any time, we’ll jump on it. “
Kohli said the team was overflowing with confidence heading into the second test.
“It’s a great position to be, at a zero away, putting the opposition under pressure again in the second test for us is a golden opportunity and that’s something I’m sure every player is looking forward to it and I can ‘don’t wait for Johannesburg,’ he said.
The skipper also said that India’s test performance over the past few years has been exceptional.
“The New Year is a very good marker to analyze how you played cricket. I think we have played exceptional cricket and not just this year, but over the last 2-3 years we have played some exceptional matches, especially away from home. We are a confident and better team with the cricket we play, ”Kohli said.
India is aiming for its very first Test Series victory on South African soil.