New Delhi: Having first played in South Africa in 1992, the Indian team had to wait till the ongoing series to win their first series against the Proteas in the Rainbow Nation and skipper Virat Kohli and deputy Rohit Sharma made no bones about the joyous feeling in the dressing room as they did a selfie interview for the fans.
BCCI posted the same on Twitter which read as: “VIDEO: In a kind of firsts, Man of the moment – @ImRo45 did a quick selfie interview for http://BCCI.TV with captain @imVkohli post India’s first series win in South Africa. Listen in to what the duo had to say about the historical moment.
VIDEO: In a kind of firsts, Man of the moment – @ImRo45 did a quick selfie interview for https://t.co/Z3MPyeKtDz with captain @imVkohli post India’s first series win in South Africa. Listen in to what the duo had to say about the historical moment.https://t.co/UE7ofNQMid#SAvIND pic.twitter.com/TY2Ik1Tmha
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 14, 2018
Speaking of the achievement Rohit said: “So guys it has been a great victory and a great series win after 25 years. To come out here in South Africa and win the series, obviously a great feeling. Let’s see what the captain has to say about it. It’s never easy in South Africa and we all know that but I thought throughout the series we handled the pressure really well. So anything in particular you (Virat Kohli) felt throughout the series that we have done well? Captain how does it feel after winning (the series) after 25 years?”
Virat Kohli echoed the sentiments and praised the team for playing as a unit. “It feels amazing. Rohit’s contribution was outstanding. Wonderful feeling to create some history, winning after 25 years and everyone is really proud in the change room. It has been a collective effort and something we wanted to do badly as a team, so brilliant. Amazing.
“I think in every game someone has put their hand up and performed for the team and the two young spinners and the way they have bowled and the way Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have shown experience and the way Hardik Pandya has bowled in the middle as well and batsman as well, given opportunities everyone stepped in every different game. So, I think that’s been the hallmark of this series. Being 4-1 up in South Africa has never been easy. We have played here twice before and we know how tough it can be. So this team has come a long way, you know, it’s been a collective effort of the whole team and the management and we are really proud of it,” the skipper signed off.