India vs West Indies: Kohli impressed with Vihari's batting, says he brings calm inside dressing room

Vihari was India's find of the Test series emerging as the top run-getter with 289 runs that included a century and two half-centuries.
India vs West Indies: Kohli impressed with Vihari's batting, says he brings calm inside dressing room  ihari topped the batting charts with 289 runs. (Photo: Twitter)
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Team India ended their tour of West Indies emphatically by beating the host by 257 runs and clean sweep the Test series 2-0. While the Indian pacers ripped through the host's batting lineup, one player who impressed everyone was Hanuma Vihari. Vihari who got the nod ahead of Rohit Sharma was undoubtedly India's find of the Test series emerging as the top run-getter with 289 runs that included a century and two half-centuries.

Team India skipper Virat Kohli was impressed with Vihari's temperament and said that youngster's self-belief spreads a sense of calm in the dressing room when he is out there in the middle.

"Hanuma was the stand-out batsman in this game. According to the surface, it was a top-class innings from him. He is sure of his game and it shows. The dressing room feels calm when he's batting. That's a quality he possesses naturally," Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

His willingness to learn from mistakes is also a quality that will take him places, feels the world's best batsman.

"He (Hanuma) is willing to improve. He accepts and corrects his mistakes and plays with a lot of heart. Always up to do anything for the team. It's a very young career so far but he's shown why he's been backed and selected in this team," the skipper said. 

Kohli rated their pace attack as top-class and as good as any top team in world cricket. 

"West Indies would know the areas they need to improve on. From the bowling point of view, they were outstanding. Jason (Holder) and Kemar (Roach) were the standout bowlers. Their bowling attack with the red ball here is as lethal as anyone. If they get enough runs on the board, they'll be a very dangerous opposition in Test cricket," the skipper concluded.

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