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Who Said What: World reacts as Virat Kohli's masterclass helps India take 1-0 lead

Srihari
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33.53K   //    02 Feb 2018, 00:54 IST

Kohli scored another century in a successful run chase
Kohli scored another century in a successful run chase

Virat Kohli's 33rd ODI century helped India thrash South Africa by six wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the six-match ODI series.

Here is what the captains had to say:

Faf du Plessis

"One day cricket, the intensity is a lot higher. We did not bat well enough. We were at least 50-60 short. The conditions were a little slower in the first innings. India with a strong batting line-up batted really well. I tried everything. Field placements, different tactics but Virat and Rahane played really well."

Virat Kohli

"Yeah, it was quite special. We wanted to take the confidence from Jo'Burg to here. We wanted one good partnership. Very very happy for Jinks as well. It is easier to break down the total when you have a number on the board. I like to understand the game. I had never scored an ODI hundred in South Africa. Thus, the celebration.

"It was my knee but my groin took the impact (talking about his injury when India were fielding). The outfield for me was quite dangerous. I am ok now. Bhuvi and Bumrah again, we bank on them. The two wrist spinners have been making the difference for us. Having two wrist spinners I mentioned in the press conference is a huge advantage. It augurs well for the team when you have two fearless youngsters. They set their own field as well. They will have to keep this going for the rest of the series.

"Jinks has a good technique and he took the confidence from the last game and never had doubts in his mind. He batted positively and I could solidify the situation from the other end. Hats off to him, he was outstanding."

Here are the reactions from the cricket fraternity:

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An author, poet, soft skills trainer and sports enthusiast, who has a Masters in Sports Journalism and NCTJ-accredited level 3 Diploma in Journalism
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