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India vs Australia | At 99 for 4, Virat Kohli told Ravi Shastri ‘this is good’; here is why

Kohli also heaped praises on MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav.

SNS | New Delhi |

After getting blanked by Australia in the two-match T20I series, Virat Kohli and Co started their five-match One Day International series on a positive note by thrashing Australia by six wickets in Hyderabad on Saturday.

During the series opener against Australia, Team India was in a bit of a hole after they were reduced to 99 for the loss of four wickets. All-rounder Kedar Jadhav and former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, however, rebuilt Men-in-Blue’s innings by adding 141 runs for the fifth wicket.

Speaking to media after the match, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that it was good to see the middle order taking up the responsibility to win the game for the side.

“At 99 for 3 (India were four down), I was speaking to Ravi [Shastri] bhai, and I said this is good. These guys have to do it and they have to get us across the line. The way Kedar and MS took responsibility, it was great to see,” Kohli said.

Kohli also heaped praises on MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav. Talking about their partnership, the 30-year-old captain said that the flair of Kedar and experience of MS Dhoni combined effectively which will be great for the side in crunch situations.

“We did a good job with the ball. The wicket didn’t offer as much as it did under the lights, which was surprising. You have experience with MS and flair with Kedar who is also experienced now. That partnership was outstanding and it was more or less a complete performance. That set the platform,” Kohli said.