“I thought we all batted really well. The openers gave us a good start, Virat finished well, and it gave me the opportunity to go and attack. You just have to go and back yourself, and tell the opposition that you’re here to attack,” he said.
“I was lucky I was dropped, but I capitalised and I was hitting it well. I finished well. India-Pakistan is always a big game, and I think it has set us up really well. Hopefully,we’ll take this confidence into the next game against Sri Lanka.”
On the decision to send Hardik Panya ahead of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain Kohli said it was based on the former’s ability to strike it big from the first ball itself which dictated the move. “It was unbelievable the way he came out. And we switched in the end. They asked whether we should send Hardik ahead of MS. And everyone agreed, because he just can strike the ball from ball one and has unbelievable ability,” Kohli said.
“So I think those three sixes and a boundary was probably a little bit of difference as well in the end,” he elaborated.