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India vs England: Rohit Sharma's Knock in Chennai Was The Defining Moment, Says Virat Kohli

India beat England by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth Test match to seal a place in the WTC final in Lord's.

India vs England: Rohit Sharma's Knock in Chennai Was The Defining Moment, Says Virat Kohli

After being 0-1 down, Virat Kohli and co played some brilliant cricket to win the four-match Test series 3-1. Now, after sealing a place in the WTC Final on June 18 in Lord’s, the skipper has said that he is mighty pleased with the comeback.

“The comeback in Chennai pleased me the most. The first game was an aberration and England outplayed us. The toss played a crucial role and the bowlers weren’t in the context. We bowled and fielded with more intensity and so the comeback was very heartening.”

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He added that India’s bench strength is ‘extremely strong’ and this is a ‘good sign’ for Indian cricket.  “Our bench strength is extremely strong and that’s a good sign for Indian cricket. When the transition happens, the standards won’t fall and Rishabh and Washy’s partnership showed exactly that in a crucial juncture of the match. We had to pick up our body language after the first game in Chennai. Every team in international cricket is a quality side and we need to work hard to beat them, even at home,” he said.

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“Keeping that intensity going is most important and is the hallmark of our team. Rohit’s knock was the defining moment in Chennai, and Ashwin has been our most bankable player over the years so they have beenour best players this series. Now we can accept that the WTC final, which was a distraction in New Zealand in 2020, but now it’s a reality,” he added.



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