Virat Kohli opens up on his intentions on winning

India romped home to another victory against the West Indies in the first Test at Antigua. The Virat Kohli-led potent Indian side fought emphatically and registered a win by a margin of an innings and 92 runs. Kohli has been belligerent in his approach and has left no stones unturned in his preparations. Kohli spoke about winning habits in and how good it could be for the side in the distant future. ALSO READ: Watch Ravichandran Ashwin s special message after historic effort in first Test against West Indies.

Kohli was quoted in a report from IndianExpress.com while speaking to media persons saying, “We want to create winning habits, good habits. And you know, winning is contagious. If we learn to win Test matches, then we ll learn how to win Tests everywhere. We will learn how to play in different situations and we will know exactly what to do when a certain situation is going a certain way. READ MORE: Hilarious: Now Virender Sehwag equates Ravichandran Ashwin with victory and fun

Kohli also spoke about their goals and implementation and said, “We want to be consistent side, we need to set ourselves goals and look to execute that rather than looking at the opposition which I think this team is willing to do.” ALSO READ: PHOTO: Virat Kohli, Wriddhiman Saha celebrate India’s Test win over West Indies

 

Kohli credited the bowlers as they did a commendable job on a sluggish wicket. Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav chipped eight wickets between them in the first innings while Ravichandran Ashwin ran West Indies rampant with seven scalps to his name in the second innings. On this, he said, “It was a very good effort from the bowlers. The good thing was that we did not bowl that much in the first innings, so everyone s mindset in the second innings was, yes, we can bowl again. I think the first innings ended at a perfect time for us last evening, and then we got 13-14 overs and got a wicket again.”

First the fast bowlers take wickets, then the spinners also take wickets, the catching was also good. It was a good Test match for us, and going forward in the series, we will want to keep playing this kind of cricket, Kohli added.

With this win, India can now eye for a whitewash against a vulnerable West Indies side. On this Kohli said, “And if we have a chance to win 4-0, then why not. We don t need to complacent. If we end up getting a 2-0 lead, it s not that we are playing for a draw in the next two Tests.”