Our 'minds and hearts' are on 'big series' against Australia: Virat Kohli

Hyderabad, Feb 13: Indian captain Virat Kohli today (February 13) declared that he and his team-mates' "minds and hearts" were already on the "big series" against Australia, which starts in Pune on February 23.

Match scorecard; Ind-Aus series schedule

After wrapping up the one-off Test against Bangladesh by 208 runs on Monday, India have set their sights on extending their domination at home, against the Steve Smith-led side in the battle for Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Kohli breaks Azhar record)

Virat Kohli celebrates his double century against Bangladesh in Hyderabad

When Kohli was asked about the 4-Test series against Australia, he said they wanted to do well as it is a "big series".

"It is a big series. I thought England was the biggest series for us this season, but having won that 4-0, we want to consolidate on that against Australia. Everyone's minds and hearts are already on it," Kohli said in the post-match presentation ceremony at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

On the 5th and final day today, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took 4 wickets each to bowl India to victory against Bangladesh. The visitors were bowled out for 250 in chase of 459.

With this triumph, captain Kohli broke Mohammad Azharuddin's record. This was Kohli's 15th win as Test captain and is now 3rd in India's history behind former skippers Mahendra Singh Dhoni (27) and Sourav Ganguly (21).

India's head coach Anil Kumble predicted a "tough series" against Australia. "We are now looking forward to face Australia, it will be a tough 4-Test series, really pleased with all the things we are doing, the top-order, middle and lower order- everyone has chipped in, it augurs well for our future.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Monday, February 13, 2017, 14:52 [IST]
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