India vs England: Virat Kohli has asked team to 'not think about about personal performances'

Mumbai: Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday said that personal milestones were of little significance under his leadership.

 India vs England: Virat Kohli has asked team to not think about about personal performances

Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the 4th Test against England in Mumbai. AFP

"One thing that I really wanted the team to do was express themselves in Test matches and not think about personal performances," said Kohli at the post-match interaction.

"Because a lot of the times, you have an hour in the Test match where you can take the game away and you are still not willing to go for it because you are close to your milestone or things like that. These are the things that we have gotten out of our system completely. We just look at the situation and play and that is why we have been in winning positions more often than not," Kohli explained.

He also pointed out about the changes that have been made in the squad with a view to win not just individual matches but the entire series.

"Even with the teams that we have played, we have made quite a few changes and the guys have bought into it. So, as a captain, that gives you total freedom to play the 11 according to the conditions that you are going to play in, and the ultimate aim has been to win games and win series. Not only one Test match, but to win series. That is why we have won five in a row," he said.

"And as I said, it has been an outstanding effort by the guys so far and long it may continue because we are going to play for another 8-10 years and this mindset needs to continue for us to be a top quality, consistent side," he added.

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Updated Date: Dec 12, 2016 16:15:56 IST