Indian stalwart Virat Kohli said India should be more responsible with their batting and should be prepared to face anything that comes their way against New Zealand.


“It would have been better if we had won but it has been a positive start for us and I am sure that going forward in this series, we will bat more responsibly and get into good positions,” he Kohli said ahead of the second match here.


Personally, Kohli was happy with the way he performed in the game.


“It felt very good batting in the last match. The good thing is that we got time to prepare, so mentally I was in the right space,” he said.


“We practiced for about five days before the series started and it really helped me to set up my plans and play according to the conditions and the sort of bowling that we are going to be facing from New Zealand throughout the series.


“I got a lot of time to visualise and it was a very good feeling that I was able to execute my plans,” Kohli added.


Virat also went on to assure that India are ready to face short pitch bowling which the Kiwis had forced on the Indian batsmen.