Mohali: A Captain's knock from Virat Kohli (72 off 52 balls) helped India beat south Africa by 7 wickets in the second T20I of the ongoing series at Punjab Cricket Association in Mohali on Wednesday.
Speaking after the match Virat Kohli, who was the Man of the Match, said that the bowlers showed a lot of character. "Bowlers showed lot of character. The pitch was very good and they got off to a good start so it was an outstanding effort from the bowler to pull the game back from us. That's exactly what we're looking at, try out new people and see who stands up under pressure."
Talking about his consistency, Kohli said, "It's the badge in front of my shirt. It's a pride to play for my country so whatever it takes to get over the line, I will do. Get the team across the line anyhow. If you want to make your team win, you'll find a way." He added that it was a slightly different pitch today
Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock said, "I think we got off to a good start. Towards the end they bowled pretty well, they understood the conditions a lot quicker than we did. There was a lot of pressure coming in for some of the new guys and I thought they played really well. Obviously we didn't get a winning start but I thought they held their nerve very well. Unfortunately when there was pace on the ball it looked like it was easier to bat on, so it was about taking the pace off. But then they batted really well. I've had some time off since the World Cup so I was nice and refreshed and quite hungry to get out there."