Relentless Kohli targets T20 victory over South Africa after ODI annihilation

I'm going to make the most of my remaining playing career: Kohli

A win in the ODI series helped India get over their drought in South Africa of a series win in the shorter format of the game.

Yet to have featured in South Africa, Raina and Jaydev Unadkat worked on getting familar with the conditions by spending time in the nets. India's seam bowling too troubled the Proteas, senior batsman Hashim Amla in particular. "Everyone is doing a job, they have the freedom to write and say what they want but it's very important that I don't change with that because my zone is very simple, it is simply doing hard work and performing for the team".

Kohli along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steven Smith are considered to be the four top batsmen in world cricket but Shastri feels that the Indian skipper is in a league of his own.

Kohli, who registered his 35th ODI ton already has 56 worldwide hundreds to his name. I know for a fact that 90 percent of the people didn't give us a chance after two Tests. "Obviously, you want to lead from the front, and that's a wonderful feeling". "When they come off so well, along with the effort of the whole team, it´s very pleasing". If I take it for granted, it's not giving justice to what I'm given by god. We haven't changed our mindset. "So we understand where we've come from", the sarcasm was not lost on anyone.

It is perhaps a good sign for the tourists who have dominated the one-day series that Kohli is keeping the success in perspective and not letting it spill over. The two sides are scheduled to lock horns in a 3-match T20I series. That leaves one missing link: a batsman who can go big from ball one or rebuild an innings if required, is flexible with where he bats, and can provide a few overs as back-up for Pandya.

"They have played like winners". Team India is now visiting South Africa and considering the ICC schedule, they had to play a Test, a ODI and a T20I competition against the local team South Africa. As for Dhoni, he had already set himself up on record books in the third ODI of the series against South Africa when he became the first Indian wicket keeper to effect 400 dismissals in the 50-over format.

Chahal soon joined the party, knocking off de Villiers' leg stick with a flipper to reduce the Proteas to 105/3, before wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klassen (22) joined Zondo for a brief 30-run fourth wicket stand.

When will the 1ST T20I between India and South Africa be played? He has shown that he is the best captain in the world.

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