India lose series, Kohli his cool

India lose series, Kohli his cool

After losing the second Test and the three-match series, Virat Kohli lost his cool as well in the post-match press meet where he appeared more uncomfortable than some of his batsmen did in the middle against South Africa's pacemen.

India, overnight 35/3, lost the remaining seven wickets in an extended first session on Wednesday's final day for the addition of 116 runs to surrender the second Test by 135 runs. Kohli, expectedly, was asked some tough questions and while he remained poised giving some honest answers for most part of the press-do that almost lasted for 17 minutes, there were instances when he sounded infuriated and even questioned the wisdom of some questioners.

What's the best XI according to you, he asked an Indian scribe who wondered if the skipper failed to pick the right XI on what was a sub-continental pitch here at the SuperSport Park. "You're telling me we could have played the best XI. So you tell me the best XI and we'll play that," he thundered.

A local reporter then asked Kohli if his constant changing and chopping of the playing XI – Kohli hasn't played the same team in two consecutive Tests since he has become the captain – required a re-look.

To this Kohli retorted: "How many Test matches have we won out of 34?" before going on to give a break down of win-loss record.

"How many have we won? How many have we won? 21 wins. Two losses. How many draws," pointed out the angry Indian skipper. Including the second Test here, Kohli had led India to 20 wins,  five losses and nine draws.

When the same reporter asked him how many (of those wins have come) in India, Kohli said, and rightly so, that it didn't matter.

"Does it matter? Wherever we play we try to do our best. I'm here to answer your questions, not to fight with you."

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