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India vs South Africa 1st Test at Johannesburg: Virat Kohli’s press conference

 

India vice-captain Virat Kohli‘s press conference after the end of the first Test match against South Africa at Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.

 

Kohli, who was Man of the Match for scoring 119 and 96 in both innings, said touring South Africa is always a big challenge for India, IANS reported.

 

“It (South Africa tour) is the biggest challenge. Tour of England, Australia and South Africa are the biggest test for young subcontinent side. I didn’t feel too good, I had been playing patiently and get to those three figures. A hundred in both innings would have been perfect, but I was happy with 96,” said Kohli.

 

The Delhi boy admitted that the team didn’t get too much time to prepare but said visualising was important.

 

“Visualising is important. We didn’t get too much time to prepare. We had time to get those net sessions in as we didn’t have time to do that in the one-dayers and the guys felt a lot more comfortable about the game and conditions,” he said.

 

Kohli was all praises for Cheteshwar Pujara, who struck 153 in the second innings. Kohli and Pujara stitched a 222-run stand for the third-wicket in the second innings that helped India get 450.

 

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