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Virat Kohli laments bad luck for poor form during India’s tour of England

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Virat Kohli has endured a bad run of form in England so far © Getty Images

Jul 31, 2014

Indian batting’s talisman Virat Kohli, expressing disappointment over India’s position in the third Test match at Lord’s, urged his teammates to stand up and show character and determination on the final day of the ongoing Test match to save the Test. India were struggling at the end of day four at 121 for four chasing a daunting score of 445.

In an NDTV report, Kohli admitted to making some mistakes in the three Tests so far and insisted that he was feeling good about the way he was striking the ball despite a poor run. He is yet to register a half-century in the series, “I have made a couple of mistakes in this series but you can’t bat perfectly for 150 balls in a Test match against a quality side. A couple of mistakes, a few good balls and the first one you miss is an edge. You need some luck to go your way. I was in my zone, hitting the ball well, but I needed some luck to stay on.” Kohli said.

India’s most consistent batsmen for the last five years has not given up hope and remains upbeat about India’s prospects in the final day, “We need to show character. Thursday will be an important day for us. If you want to win a series in England, then there will be tough times like tomorrow. When things get difficult, you need to stand up for the team,” Kohli said at the end of the day’s play.

Spinners have dismissed Kohli quite a few times and England’s wrecker-in-chief Moeen Ali  has outfoxed him so far. India were criticised for throwing their wickets away to part-timers but India’s vice-captain credited Moeen Ali and co. for their disciplined display,  “The pitch is going to turn. Thankfully, they don’t have a left-arm spinner like we do, but they have Moeen Ali, who has bowled well.  The final day will define the team’s character and the way the series is headed.”

Kohli concluded by saying that England had outplayed the visitors in the Test and that they deserved to be in the current position.

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