Centurion: India skipper Virat Kohli lost his cool in a press conference on Wednesday when mediapersons questioned the captain about the team selection, while linking it with series loss against South Africa.
“What is the best 11?” Kohli counter-questioned a reporter.
“If we had won this, was this the best 11? We don’t decide the 11 according to results. You are telling me that you could have played the best 11. You tell me the best 11 and we will play that,” the skipper said after India lost the second Test and the series at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday.
In another question from a mediapersons, Kohli was asked whether the team was losing because of too many changes in the team, to which he replied, “How many Test matches have we won out of 34? How many have we won? How many have we won? 21 wins (20 actually). Two losses. How many draws? Does it matter? Wherever we play we try to do our best. I’m here to answer your questions, not to fight with you.”
India suffered a 135-run defeat in the second Test, giving an unassailable 2-0 lead to South Africa.
This was Kohli’s first Test series loss as a full-time captain of India.
In the two Test matches in South Africa, Kohli’s decision to drop Ajinkya Rahane for Rohit Sharma raised a few eyebrows.
Later his decision to drop Bhuvneshwar Kumar, despite claiming the highest number of wickets in the first Test, was also questioned.
India are currently ranked the number one Test team in the world but have a poor record winning aboard.
They have never won a series in South Africa in last 25 years. (ANI)