I will be fine in five days' time, says Virat Kohli

LONDON: India captain Virat Kohli batted with a lower back ache in the second Test towards England however is assured of regaining full health ahead of the following recreation starting at Nottingham on August 18.

India lost the second Test by way of an innings and 159 runs on day four at Lord's.

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Kohli may score just 17 from 29 deliveries earlier than turning into Stuart Board's victim in the second innings which folded for 130 in 47 overs.

"It is a lower back issue, coming up again and again, purely because of the workload and the number of matches I have been playing," Kohli stated when requested if he batted with an damage which affected his movement at the crease.

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"It's five days to go. I am confident I will be fine in five days' time with a bit of rehabilitation. I should be okay," he stated.

Indian batsmen capitulated once again and they were all at sea towards the shifting ball. James Anderson (Four-23) once again toyed with the Indian batsmen, taking his match tally to nine, and equally effective was once Stuart Broad (Four-44).

"I am not very proud of the way we played to be honest. It is first time in the last five Test matches we've been outplayed. But credit to England, they were clinical. When a team plays like that they deserve to be on the winning side. And we deserved to lose," he stated.

Asked if the conditions had favoured the opposition, Kohli stated, "We can not really think about those things. You must counter the conditions as and after they come to you. Sometimes the rub of the fairway will pass your approach too.

"We will not sit down around and say that we didn't have the most efficient of conditions. Their bowlers were relentless with the ball. Looking at things now, the elements was once so unpredictable," he added.

Asked if inclusion of an additional seamer would have been higher, he stated, "Yeah having a look back, I think we got the mix slightly off."

Winning workforce captain Joe Root praised his bowlers.

"Less irritating, surely. Fantastic from the very first ball. Bowling unit were exceptional all over the entire recreation. We most likely did have the conditions all over, however you continue to have to perform, ask the precise inquiries to the batsman," Root stated.

"To get that some distance in entrance, it's testomony to the partnership between Jonny and Woakes. I am really happy for Woaksey (Chris). When you have got senior guys like Jimmy and Broad, the others are going to improve."

Asked about the remainder three fits, Root stated, "We are in a really good position to be in nowadays. But we now have got to ensure that we don't take anything else with no consideration.

"Obviously, we have another day now to rest and recover, get our heads around what we've done this week. Still areas where we can improve, that's the exciting part. Chuffed to bits. Pleased for the guys, it is a lot of hard work. Lot of fellas that weren't getting headlines, but you've got to pull together as a team. It's a great team performance," he added.
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