IndvsSA: It’s history and the guys have worked hard for it: Kohli after ending 26-year jinx
Indian team led by an inspirational Virat Kohli today scripted history by winning its first ever series across formats on the South African soil as they crushed South Africa by 73 runs thereby taking an unassailable 4-1 lead in the five-match ODI series.
No Indian men’s side since its first tour in South Africa back in 1992, has ever won a series across any format. They did win a one-off T20 match in 2006 — their first ever shortest format but it was a single match event. The team under Kohli achieved which neither among Mohammed Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid or Mahendra Singh Dhioni could ever accomplish — win a full fledged series in the Rainbow Nation. “Only one team had the pressure of losing this series and we knew that. It’s history and the guys have worked hard for it. Every since the third Test in Johannesburg it’s been a good time for us. It’s been a collective effort to create history,” an ecstatic Kohli said after the match.
“When three guys at the top are being consistent, the guys who get an opportunity every now and then might not click. After this series is wrapped up we’ll …read more