NEW DELHI: After playing a match-winning knock of 120 runs against West Indies in the second ODI of the three-match series, Indian skipper Virat Kohli told teammate Yuzvendra Chahal about the toll the innings took on him, saying he felt tired after reaching 65.
In a video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Kohli is seen having a candid conversation with Chahal.
As a result of this knock of 120 runs, Kohli became the highest run-getter against West Indies in the ODI format. He also became the second-highest run-getter for the Men in Blue in the 50-over format.
"It was important for me to stay at the crease. As a side, we try that one of our top three batsmen goes on to play a big knock. Shikhar and Rohit have done that for us in the past, and today I was able to do it. Honestly, I was tired when I reached the score of 65, but the situation demanded me to work hard for every run," Kohli told Chahal after the second ODI.
MUST WATCH: Chahal TV returns with #KingKohli— BCCI (@BCCI) August 12, 2019
From @imVkohli's record 42 ton to his dance moves, @yuzi_chahal makes a smashing debut in the Caribbean. By @28anand #TeamIndia #WIvIND
Full video here https://t.co/Cql7RCoaw1 pic.twitter.com/CCQu6dDRJA
When Kohli revealed that he was tired once he reached 65, Chahal remarked "Breaking News: Even our skipper gets tired".
India defeated West Indies by 59 runs, owing to Duckworth-Lewis in the second ODI.
If his exploits with the bat were not enough, Kohli also took a spectacular catch to dismiss Evin Lewis. The Indian skipper said he always strives to put his best foot forward and looks to give his 100 per cent.
"It was a challenging day. My mindset is to just keep on working hard for the team. If you do not give your 100 per cent to the team, then I do not think you are doing justice to the team," Kohli said.
Kohli was seen in a cheerful mood during the first ODI as he danced with former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Chris Gayle.
The 30-year-old said that he is in a good headspace so he can enjoy these type of moments in the match.
"I just enjoy myself on the field. I am in a good headspace so whenever I hear music, I feel like dancing," Kohli said.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar starred with the ball as he scalped four wickets to hand India a comfortable 59-run victory.
India next takes on West Indies in the final ODI of the three-match series on Wednesday, August 14 in Trinidad and Tobago.