Virat Kohli, with three hundreds in the series against South Africa, scored a mammoth 558 runs as India inflicted a 5-1 drubbing on the hosts.
Speaking about his great run, Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony, "I have got eight or nine years left in my career and I want to make the most of every day. It's a blessing that I am healthy and getting to captain my country,"
Kohli also gave credit for his success to wife Anushka Sharma, calling her a pillar of strength. "People who are close to me deserve a lot of credit. My wife has kept me going throughout the tour. I am grateful for that. Obviously, you want to lead from the front, and that's a wonderful feeling."
On his blistering, he said he was in the right frame of mind while batting, which wasn’t the case in the previous match.
"It was a day where I felt really good. Last game, I was not in the right kind of mindset. This is a beautiful place to bat under lights. That's the idea behind bowling first. I like setting up for the short ball. It was a blessing in disguise, and they kept bowling short. I think the pitch got better to bat on under lights."
--By A Cricket Correspondent