Nottingham. India captain Virat Kohli on Monday said winning the Test series in England requires “tireless effort” and a focus on achieving excellence. The Indian team, led by Kohli, will play a five-match Test series against England under the captaincy of Joe Root, starting with the first Test on Wednesday.
Asked by Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, ‘Sky Sports’, he said, “In the five-Test series, we have to continue to focus on achieving excellence with tireless efforts every day. Here you have to tell yourself that you want to work hard and face situations which are tough every day in every Test match.
The Indian captain said, “You have to be mentally prepared for this kind of workload.”
For Kohli personally, winning in England is a bigger achievement than winning anywhere else.
“For me personally, nothing is more important here than winning a Test match or a Test series,” he said.
Kohli, one of the best batsmen in the world at present, said, “We step on the field and we compete. We want to win every Test match, that’s what matters more to me, because again it’s like a culture, it’s the results.
“It (the Test series win in England) will be a big deal for Indian cricket and we have done it before. We can do it again, but I like this culture more. I will do everything to the best of my ability, even if you lose a Test match.
“I want us to try to register a win on the third or fourth day of a Test match because I don’t like trying to save the match by surrendering,” he said.