WATCH | Virat Kohli rejects praise, blasts media for questions after South Africa ODI series win

Virat Kohli was clearly irritated when asked about South Africa being laid low by injuries to senior players.


DNA Web Team

Updated: Feb 17, 2018, 03:18 PM IST

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Virat Kohli led India to a 5-1 series hammering of South Africa on Friday. The India captain scored another magnificent century in an 8-wicket win in the sixth and final one-day international in Centurion on Friday.

Kohli's 129 not out came off just 96 balls as India strolled to 206-2, past South Africa's 204 all out. 

After the win, Virat Kohli, who never shies away from confronting media for what he considers unfair criticism, hit out at questions from the journalists. 

Kohli was clearly irritated when asked about South Africa being laid low by injuries to senior players.

"Whether the team was what it was supposed to be was not in our hands. It's none of our concern. We want to take the best team as far as we can on the field and have the best mindset to perform on every given day that we represent our country. That remains our mind set regardless of what happens." 

When asked whether this series win is India’s biggest overseas victory, Kohli said he doesn’t want to make headlines for the reporters.

“It is something you people can tell because till a month back we were a very bad team. Now such questions are being asked. We have not changed our mindset, we were focussing only on our cricket and I don’t want to flow in this – whether this is the biggest win or not. Our job is to play, work hard and perform, try to win every match." 

“Whether this is the biggest win or not, whoever is going to analyse and write, he will. For us as a team, there is only one motive – give 120% effort, work hard in practice and on every day of the tour keep our mindset good and keep our preparation at a level where we can win. And that is what we have achieved in this series and we are very happy about it. Our jobs is not (to) get any tags or create headlines, our job is to play cricket and that is what we have done perfectly in this series.”

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