Team India are all set to play the third and final Test against South Africa, starting tomorrow. While they started with a win, the hosts bounced back well and levelled the series 1-1 as well. However, Virat Kohli led Indian team has tasted success in the longer format – be it at home or overseas. And, most of the wins came on the back of Team India’s pace attack, comprising of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav and a few others.
While addressing the media, Virat Kohli praised his fast bowlers as they did well twice in Australia, in England, and recently in South Africa too. And, Kohli has credited their Test success to his warriors also.
“Today, we have a group of fast bowlers where we are so confused before every game. I couldn’t be happier sitting in this position because Indian cricket has benefitted immensely from that and I have fulfilled my responsibility of getting to a place where people have started thinking about our bowling line-up before thinking of the conditions. So, for us as a team, that is a such a confidence booster and something that we take a lot of pride in,” he added.
“Test cricket is where it is especially because of the way our fast bowlers have rallied around in the last few years and the strength they have brought to the squad. Otherwise, this dream and this vision would not have come to life for sure,” again shared Kohli.
Notably, Kohli didn’t feature in the second Test but he has confirmed his participation in the final as well.
“As I said, we are yet to sit down, myself, the head coach and vice-captain to decide what we want to do about replacement. And I say that because of our bench strength and it’s difficult for us to figure out as everyone is bowling well, batting well, these things become a point of contention and we need to have a healthy discussion on a decision on that and just that everyone feels balanced (okay) about it,” Virat Kohli concluded.