SA v IND 2018: Watch - Virat Kohli argues with a journalist after the defeat in Centurion Test

Team India lost the second Test at Centurion by 135 runs to lose the series 2-0.

Virat Kohli got out for only 5 in India's second innings | AP

India skipper Virat Kohli lost his composure after his team’s 135-run defeat in the second Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park Centurion. Addressing the press conference after the match, the 29-year-old argued with a journalist when the latter raised questions about the world No. 1 Test team’s miserable show and the team combination.

There were plenty of hopes from this team as they embarked on their tour of South Africa having won 9 consecutive Test series on the trot. However, Kohli’s couldn’t quite prove their mettle in the adverse conditions.

After conceding the first Test by 72 runs in Cape Town, it was expected that Virat Kohli and company will bounce back in the second Test. Despite getting a subcontinent-like pitch at SuperSport Park in Centurion, Indian batsmen couldn’t able to adjust their game as the visitors got bundled out for 307 and 151 in their two innings respectively.

Here are the excerpts from the press conference:

Journalist: You talking about the team not coming together well, maybe has that been because of the changing of the selection? In all the Tests that you have been captain you have changed your line up in almost each Test. And I think you would know that to win Test matches you also need a little bit of consistency or a lot of consistency and you guys have been lacking that part. What would you put that down to and how would you basically say that you guys will continue changing your team and expect a different result?

Kohli: How many Test matches have you (South Africa) won out of 30? How many have you won. 21 wins, two losses, how many draws?

Journalist: How many in India?

Kohli: Doesn’t matter wherever we are try to do our best. I’m here to answer your questions not to fight with you.

The Indian captain didn’t stop there as he went on to counter question the journalist by saying “how many times did South Africa come close to winning games in India. Can you count?”

Watch the full video below:


By salman anjum - 17 Jan, 2018

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