Want to make best use of my good form: Virat

Published: Saturday, December 3, 2011, 10:55 [IST]
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Virat Kohli wants to extend good form

Visakhapatnam, Dec 3: He is now dubbed as a match-winner in the shorter version and Virat Kohli intends to make hay till the sun shines.

"I know you can't continue in good form for ever. Therefore I want this good form to be extended as much as possible because when never know when you hit a bad patch," Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony while receiving his man of the match award.

"It's the worst thing that a batsman has to go though. Suddenly, there will be a five-match series and a few low scores would make things difficult for you," he said.

He has now scored two centuries at this particular ground but Kohli feels that both innings can't be compared.

"You can't compare my century against Australia with effort. Against Australia, the wicket was slow and scoring wasn't really difficult. But today, it wasn't a wicket where you could just go out there and play your shots. You needed time to adjust before starting to play your shots," Kohli explained.

Asked about his 163-run partnership with Rohit Sharma, Kohli said, "It's always been a great experience to bat with Rohit. Batting together, we are constantly learning about how to put partnerships."

Skipper Sehwag praised both Virat and Rohit stating that both batted like "matured men."

Asked about his bowlers' failure to get the last wicket, Sehwag was effusive in his praise for Ravi Rampaul.

"I tried various bowling changes but it was simply Ravi Rampaul's day and we could do nothing about it. Vinay and Umesh bowled well at the beginning but Ashwin was unfortunately off-colour today. When I realised that nothing could be done, I told myself that let's concentrate on batting."

Rival skipper Darren Sammy expressed his disappointment at not being able to deliver the knock-out punch.

"We tried to punch the Indians but they punched us harder. Ravi played well and it was great to see Kemar bowl like this. The smile is back on his face but somehow we are not being able to give the final push."


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