ENG v IND 2018: Virat Kohli dedicates his Man of the Match award to wife Anushka Sharma

Kohli scored 200 runs in the game. He missed out ton in the first innings by 3 runs.

WAGs after India's win in third Test | GETTY

Indian skipper Virat Kohli dedicated his innings in the third Test to wife Anushka Sharma. He scored 97 and 103 in the match to lead India to their seventh Test victory in England. Not only his wife, Kohli also mentioned about Kerala Flood and dedicated the game to the victims.

Anushka was spotted when Kohli had reached his 23rd Test ton on day three. Talking about his wife, Kohli said she was his biggest motivator who kept pushing him to do better.

"I want to dedicate my innings especially to my wife. She's motivated me a lot, kept pushing me. She's the only one who keeps me positive out there.

"She has copped a lot in the past but she deserves the credit for this one," Kohli said.

After a disastrous outing in England back in 2014, Kohli has shut everyone's mouth who doubted his ability overseas. He was asked to prove himself in English conditions and the Indian stalwart replied with two hundred in three games till now. Overall, Kohli has scored 440 runs in six innings.

India has done outstandingly well in the third Test to bury their failures in the first Two games. Kohli said he is delighted with the performance. "It has been a very pleasing performance in all three departments. It was a complete Test match for us. We only spoke about the fact that we were only outplayed in one Test out of the five we had played since South Africa, and that was at Lord's.

"We spoke about stepping up as batsmen, and that's what we did, and we set it up for the bowlers. The bowling group was eager to take those 20 wickets again - the question was what we could do as batsmen to give them that cushion. When both skills come together with slip catching, we win Test matches.

"Everything came together for us. It was very crucial how Rahane played, having lost Puji (Cheteshwar Pujara) just before lunch."


By Sihyeu Singh - 22 Aug, 2018

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