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Even if I play a defensive shot, the intent is positive: Kohli

February 28, 2016 15:04 IST

India's Virat Kohli poses for a selfie with fans

IMAGE: India's Virat Kohli poses for a selfie with fans. Photograph: BCCI

Virat Kohli has said that he likes to counter attack. 

Asked about his batting style, Kohli said "Even if it is a defensive shot, the intent is positive. Counter-attacking is the game I play, that's why I bat at no.3 but sometimes you have to respect the conditions and play that way. 

"It is very important to be able to change your shot at the last moment in such conditions. You need to be switched on mentally, stay calm and relaxed, cant; hit every ball out of park." 

Kohli scored 49 in a tricky chase of 84 after Amir had reduced India to eight for three inside third over. He said the conditions were tough for batting and he was determined to rectify the mistakes he committed in the Bangladesh match. 

"It wasn't an easy wicket to bat on, I wasn't too happy with myself in the last game, where I went too hard at the ball, wanting to continue the way I played in Australia. I had to respect the conditions, I made mistakes in the last innings but I dug in this time."

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