Virat Kohli: Few players can score 200 with M S Dhoni's strike-rate

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SummaryA gushing Virat Kohli says only a few players like M S Dhoni can score a double hundred in a Test match with an amazing strike-rate (nearly 85 percent).

pleased with the way I played that whole series. This is also obviously special because I have got only four test hundreds. All four are very special to me."

But the talented right-hander seemed surprised that Australia came into the match with a single specialist spinner.

"All of us are bit surprised by their decision. They had Xavier (Doherty) in the team as well. So we really thought that he is going to play this game. We are really surprised to see three seamers in the XI. We decided to take advantage of that because in this condition, you can only have those quicks bowl good spell for three or four overs and not more than that. We had to remind ourselves to go and capitalize on that

situation."

But he was unhappy that despite being set, he couldn't go onto hit a big hundred.

"Definitely, even I was very disappointed on getting out at that point of time. Usually, when you get a hundred you want to make it big but the sort of block I am facing, I do not know when I get hundred, I get out. I really want to get over that. I really want to get a big hundred in Test cricket."

"As a batsman you would love to get big runs when you score a century under tough situations you do not want to throw away. Today, I decided to go for the shot that is why I did not hold myself back. I got too close to the ball and did not get required elevation. One can only learn from mistakes and perhaps next time, it will be different and I will try and erase all these errors," he commented on his dismissal.

Kohli insisted that there wasn't any specific plan to counter the Australian quicks.

"There was no plan. He did not want to talk about the game. He just talked about something else to me. He was pretty calm and relaxed and he was doing well and did not want to talk about the game. He is one of the few guys who plays well in every format and hats off to him to be so fit in all three formats of the game."

Asked about the condition of the pitch, Kohli stated," Yesterday was the easiest day to bat on this wicket. After the fresh wicket on Friday, it evened out a bit on the

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