England vs India 2018 series started on a bright note for India at Edgbaston. They have come close to the victory in the first Test before the heroics from Sam Curran and Ben Stokes took the game away. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli also feels that the series started on a bright note but lost the plot at key places.

After the first Test, the game at Lords was a forgettable one for India. They were completely outplayed by Chris Woakes majesty but what followed was historic for India. They managed to seal the game at Trentbridge but repeated the Edgbaston story at Southampton.

We failed to capitalise the chances – Virat Kohli

The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli while speaking to Michael Holding ahead of the fifth Test quoted that the team started the things on a fine note but failed to capitalise the things.

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Virat Kohli is in fine form. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

He added that the team has shown the fantastic skills but the moment when it matters the most, the team failed to grab a hold. Meanwhile, he gives his applause for Englishmen for being very competitive throughout the series.

“I think it was a competitive series, to begin with. We’ve already understood and admitted the things that we haven’t done well; to get into competitive positions you understand that you have the ability but that gets you so far and then your mental toughness comes in to play. That’s the most frustrating thing – that we have shown our skillsets to get into positions but we haven’t capitalised on them,” he quoted.

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India captain Virat Kohli greeted his fans after his side’s win over England at Trent Bridge. Image Courtesy: Getty

All we can do is get better as a team. “I’m more focused on having a very solid life and being happy with life and doing the right thing on a daily basis, then everything else seems like an incredible journey and part of a larger picture. For me, the larger picture is always going to be life. If I’m solid and if I’m doing the right thing in my life then I’m much more confident on the field,” Virat Kohli said.

However, as Virat Kohli said, India displayed a great fighting cricketing skills at Edgbaston and Southampton but unfortunately, they finished on the wrong side of the things. All in all, India would like to get back home with a victory at The Kennington Oval, London.

Prashanth Relangi

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