Mumbai, Dec 10: India Test skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said it was a real disappointment for him to see people in the country looking for weaknesses and areas of criticism and not speak about the kind of good cricket the team played against South Africa in the just concluded Test series.
The ture of pitch produced during the Test series was the centre of controversy and talk right through the series.
“It is a pity. The series happened in our country and our own people are looking for weaknesses and areas of criticism, and not speaking enough about the kind of good cricket we played. They have been talking about the pitches and how that has been a factor,” Kohli was quoted as saying by BCCI.tv on Thursday.
“In this series, four of the top five run-getters were Indians. Top two wicket-takers were Indians. We have had no excuses, we played honest cricket and we got the results in our favour. We are proud of what we have done and how we have played,” he said.
The Delhi batsman said it was hurting to even see former players not talk enough about the fact that the team was winning.
"It obviously hurts when people who have played the game themselves make such comments. I am not saying all of them do it. Some of them understand the mindset of the players, having gone through similar situations in their careers. They lend you support, say the right thing and even help you with certain technicalities," he said. IANS