INDIA SKIPPER Virat Kohli admitted that he felt glad to hear a compliment from Sunil Gavaskar as the legendary batsman reckoned that the former will go down as ‘one of the greatest cricket captains’.
After suffering a 21-run defeat in an inconsequential fourth ODI against Australia in Bengaluru, Kohli said that the journey to being the great is long.
"It feels good to get appreciation; it is a decent compliment. But it is a long way to go.”
Kohli conceded that Australia was a better on the day and also criticized his batting line-up while backing his bowlers.
"It wasn't a great batting performance from us. We got a good opening partnership but we needed one big partnership after that as well. From that point of view, it wasn't a great batting performance from us. That can happen. People have off days. Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami bowled well. Spinners won't have good days always. Australia was really good today."
He further added,
"With the bat, their (Australia) intent was really good. They pulled things back nicely in the field. We didn't play so bad, but they were better on the day. Their bowling in the end was quite good. They got breakthroughs at the right time and that stopped our momentum."
India will take on Australia in the fifth and final ODI at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on October 1.
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