Virat Kohli declares India will go home with 4-0 series win

Sudipta / 25 July 2016

India’s innings and 92-run win over West Indies in Antigua Test is not only their biggest win outside Asia but also Anil Kumble’s first as coach. With all the good things coming at once, India captain Virat Kohli feels they can achieve a clean sweep in the series.

Team India has notched up a 92 run victory over the host West Indies in Antigua, Sir Viv Richards Stadium. The victory is not only the biggest win outside the Asia but also Anil Kumble’s first as a coach.

Indian captain Virat Kohli declares that  India is going to whitewash West Indies in this series.

“If we have a chance to win 4-0, then why not. We don’t need to complacent. If we end up getting a 2-0 lead, it’s not that we are playing for a draw in the next two Tests,” Kohli said in the post-match press conference.

“Everyone knew what we needed to do in the match (Antigua Test), and we executed them as well, so you get good feedback from the management as a result, you feel good about your performance. You can’t ask for anything better. You bat just once, and you bowl the opposition out twice.”

‘Great Start by coach’

Kohli added that the start of Kumble’s new campaign as the head coach of India couldn’t have been better than this.

“Having played for so long I think he (Kumble) understands how the players feel about a victory. He congratulated everyone and gave special mention to the guys who made important contributions in the game,” Kohli said, in the post-match press conference.

“It might not be seen too much but those important breakthroughs and moments are very crucial for the team to win. He understands that very nicely and he was obviously very happy with the victory. It’s a great start for him – first game as a coach and we end up winning by an innings. We are very happy all round.”

The next Test of the series will start in Jamaica on July 30.