After a torrid 2014 season, that saw Kohli scored just 134 runs in ten innings, the 29-year-old had a lot to prove this time around and it is fair to say that he has done with 440 runs in six innings in the series so far.
After a torrid 2014 season, that saw Kohli score just 134 runs in ten innings, the 29-year-old had a lot to prove this time around and it is fair to say that he has done with 440 runs in six innings in the series so far.

With a match aggregate of 200 runs in the third Test against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Indian skipper Virat Kohli walked away with Man-of-the-Match award – for a sixth time as captain in Tests.

India head coach Ravi Shastri, who was visibly elated with India’s 203-run win  to make the series 1-2 with two more matches to go, termed the win clinical and praised Kohli for his performance.

“In the four years that I have been doing this job, especially overseas, I haven’t seen a more clinical performance,” Shastri told Sky Sports adding, “His (Kohli’s) work ethics are second to none. Haven’t seen any cricketer, I’ll put Tendulkar in it as well, in the way he visualizes situations.”

After a torrid 2014 season, that saw Kohli score just 134 runs in ten innings, the 29-year-old had a lot to prove this time around and it is fair to say that he has done with 440 runs in six innings in the series so far. However, Shastri assured that Kohli is not done yet.

“He is very passionate about the game. He loves batting, he loves to do the hard yards. I promise you, he will forget these two innings now and take guard again as if he hadn’t scored a run in the series,” he said.

This is only the third time that Indian have managed to win a Test after losing the first two of a five-match series and Shastri believes that India have it in them to take the series

“We want to win away from home. I think this side can be the best travelling side in the world. We have won a Test match, not yet won the series but we there are two Test matches to go. We’ll be thinking in that fashion,”added the 56-year-old.

The fourth Test begins August 30 at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.