Virat Kohli led team India recorded a thumping victory against Bangladesh on Sunday at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens in the historic day-night Test.
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav’s five wicket haul helped the men in blue sail to victory by an innings and 46 runs. Ishant Sharma claimed the man of the match as well as the man of the series trophy. This was team India’s 4th innings win, taking their winning stretch to seven games.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli knocked a delightful century in India’s only innings in the Test. Kholi cumulated 136 runs off 194 deliveries which included 18 boundaries. The skippers scintillating knock helped India to put up a total of 347 runs.
However, the 31 year old has given credit to Sachin Tendulkar, who gave Kholi some advice before the day-night Test. During the post match press conference, the Indian skipper disclosed that he got some brilliant piece of advice from Sachin on the opening day of the Test. Which hepled him knock his hundred.
“The afternoon session was relatively easier. Actually, I spoke to Sachin paaji on the evening of the first day and he made a very interesting point as well. Probably with the pink ball, you have to treat the second session like the morning session when it’s getting darker and the ball starts to swing and seam,” said Kohli at the post-match conference.
So, the first session you invariably play as you play from lunch to tea in a normal timing test match, then the second session would be like a morning session and the last session is like that evening session,” he added.
Virat Kohli also went on to stress that as a skipper in the first ever day-night Test of India, he had to make adjustments to his game plan and thinking. He also acknowledged that daylight plays a indispensable part in the day-night Test. Speaking on his experience of playing Test cricket under lights, the Indian skipper drew an analogy with an IPL match and reckoned it as a new challenge.
“As a batsman, you enjoy situations where you are challenged and you have to get into Test match zone and grind a good spell of bowling out or challenging session out. I enjoyed that challenge,” concluded Kohli.