"We have spoken as a team after England and everyone is keen to correct those mistakes and put in a complete performance which we want to last for a full series", said Kohli. If they want to play a certain way, we will reciprocate in that way, that is how cricket goes. "Our focus more will be on how the batsmen bat well together on this tour because the bowlers are in a great space and they know what they want to do", said Kohli. A lot of people think that we don't understand what needs to be done.
"We definitely have made decent progress". "That's a very personal thing for them". "If we look at the England tour, apart from Lord's there was no game where we were dominated totally or where we got bundled out in one session". Giving his reaction over current Indian team coach Ravi Shastri who in the September interview had said that the current Team India is the best one in the past 15-20 years. There hasn't been anyone who said no to me more than him in Indian cricket, honestly.
There is always a needle-edge to competitive games featuring Australia and India, led by combative captains Steve Waugh, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Ricky Ponting to name a few. Because, he is one guy I can speak to and gives an honest opinion and he will tell me if it doesn't need to be done, doesn't need to be done. We are not going to put up a banner and say "this is what happens in the Indian team".
"There are not too many games now: we have got eight good games in Australia and New Zealand and then five against Australia here. As long as our heart is clear and our intent is right, we just want to keep moving forward". "That can only be achieved if individuals go and take responsibility", Kohli said to a group of reporters. Kohli said on Shastri: "The contribution he has brought to the table ever since we have started building this team is making people believe that they belong to this level".
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"For me to be able to come out of the shell, and a lot of other players, Shikhar in the 2015 World Cup, he can vouch for that".
"Man management is the most important thing at the level that we play at". People are entitled to their opinion. We can't stop doing things which take place organically.
"Everyone has a different personality and if someone's personality doesn't fall into someone else's comfort zone, that becomes a problem".
"We are not out there wanting to judge anyone". If I'm told, it's a hard situation and I need to find a way, no one can tell me each ball what shot to play or no one can come and tell me the decisions I make every ball.