Virat Kohli was superb with the bat: MS Dhoni

India were in a spot of bother after losing three quick wickets, but Virat Kohli (R) and MS Dhoni combined together to see their team home AFP

Bangalore: Sep 3, 2012

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Virat Kohli for showing “excellent temperament” during team’s tricky yet successful run-chase against New Zealand in the second cricket Test, on Monday.

“Virat was superb with the bat. There are two ways to tackle the pressure. Either you fight through it or you just soak it, and I believe Virat really batted well. He showed excellent temperament,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

India were in a spot of bother after losing three quick wickets, but Kohli and Dhoni combined together to see their team home.

“It seemed as if we were not playing in Bangalore but in Napier. Ashwin and Ojha combined well and they were ably supported by Zaheer and Umesh. There was something for the bowlers in the pitch. The New Zealanders got a bit more purchase from the wicket but our spinners were brilliant,” Dhoni stated.

He added that India has been led well by the bowlers since last few tournaments.

“They hunted in pack and that has been the case since past few series,” he said.

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