On Monday, the Indian test captain Virat Kohli said that defeats against South Africa in the first two T20 internationals will act as a blessing in disguise for India ahead of World Cup T20 to be held in the country next year.

India lost by seven and six wickets respectively to give South Africa an unassailable 0-2 lead in the three-match ongoing series. Kohli said that it definitely hurts losing on home conditions. As a team, it hurts because you are playing at home. We are used to the conditions than the South Africa are. But we have not played too many T20 games since the World Cup last year. Kohli said ahead of the third and final T20 match at Eden Garden, Kolkata.

He said that we have a lot of T20 games now going forward into World T20. The key is not to get too hard on ourselves and we need to learn from these games. It is actually a blessing in disguise to work out our combination for the big event.

Indian team lost the two T20 matches easily and he said that he is quite happy with his own form at the present. I am feeling good about my batting since the Sri Lanka tour and have been talking a lot to the batting coach Sanjay Bangar. I just have to work on my balance at the crease and contact points.