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Kohli wants more success from Team India

Cape Town, South Africa: Indian captain Virat Kohli refused to bask in his team’s success in South Africa as he received the International Cricket Council Test championship mace for the second year running.

Apart from the mace and the glory India will collect a million dollars in prize money.

I’d say we are still 80 per cent," Kohli said of the Test team as he looked forward to major challenges in coming tours of England and Australia later this year. "When we are able to achieve what we want to in the two tours, we’ll be more content. But our 80 percent is also exciting. To be a world-class side, you have to be 100 per cent."

Kohli will leave South Africa on Sunday having dazzled with his batting artistry and his no-holds-barred captaincy style.

It is doubtful whether any visiting captain in modern times has made a greater impact than Kohli, who stated on arrival that his India team feared no opposition nor any conditions. 

"We look at the pitch and adapt to the conditions," he said. "Every game is a home game. It’s as simple as that."

His early press conference set the tone for the tour. Articulate, occasionally combative with journalists who challenged, for instance, his selection policies, Kohli stayed true to his mantra of playing positive cricket and not taking a backward step.

He did not complain about the seam-friendly Test pitches prepared for South Africa’s fast bowlers, even though ICC match referee Chris Broad rated the pitches for the first two Tests "average" and his successor Andy Pycroft condemned the pitch used for the third Test at the Wanderers as "poor".

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