We never lost belief – India’s captain Virat Kohli


Aim to become second team to win series 3-2 from 2-0 down
History might be against them yet at the same time India rose up out of their resurgent performance in the uneven triumph at Trent Bridge preparing to stun the world and discussing only the second team to come up from 2-0 down to win a five-Test series.

Don Bradman’s Ashes-winning Australia group of 1936-37 remain the only other side to have pulled off such a rebound. Virat Kohli is the sort of character to savor such a test, be that as it may, and, following a personalt 200-run match that incorporated his second century of the series, he was talking in encouraged terms.

““We definitely believe we can if we play cricket like this,” Kohli said after a 22nd Test win as captain that places him just five short of MS Dhoni’s all‑time record in charge of the national team. “Some people may have lost hope when we were 2-0 down but we never lost belief in the changing room. What goes on on the outside doesn’t matter to us. We want to keep pushing forward. It doesn’t matter who makes the runs or takes the wickets, we all have to put our hands up and make the impact performances.”

Ravi Shastri, a former Indian player himself and now team coach had this to say, “[It’s about] mental discipline. You’re going to look ugly, you have to leave a lot of balls. There’s no shortcut. You have to grind the opposition down when the opposition has Stuart Broad and James Anderson. They’ve got close to a 1,000 wickets and playing in their conditions, there’s no shortcuts and I don’t care who the batsman is. You’ve got to tell yourself: ‘If I need a hundred, I have to bat five hours.’”