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Published on: Mar 03, 2018
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has once again praised Virat Kohli, stating his winning mentality and positive attitude were among the key reasons for India doing well in South Africa.
"Virat Kohli leads from the front. He is a tough guy in the mind and that makes a huge difference because it spreads amongst his teammates as well. And we knew even after losing 2 Tests that we weren't far behind. People might say anything, they might write anything but we give two hoots," Shastri said while speaking to India Today.
Shastri also stated that Kohli always believed India could win the Johannesburg Test despite losing the first two, and the nature of the pitch.
"The captain not for one minute didn't believe India wouldn't win. That was the difference. Even at 120 for 1 he believed that India could win. Even when they came in at tea time he was very clear that "we are winning this Test match". They were three down at that time.
"When you have that kind of self-belief, as I said it's like a disease which spreads among the other players," he went on to add.
--By A Cricket Correspondent