"I was always allowed to bat the way I want". We were expecting this pitch to deteriorate a little more on day four and five but, maybe because of the weather, it remained a flat wicket.
A few Sri Lankan players had to leave the field as well as they felt uneasy. "Overall Indian team has improved as a fielding unit, but slip fielding is something we are looking to improve".
Man of the series Virat Kohli plundered runs and records in all three matches.
India's ninth consecutive Test series triumph puts the world number one into an elite club which also includes Australia and England. If they schedule a match here, we will come and play here.
On the tour of South Africa, Dravid said it would once again be tough but the Indians have the experience and skill to play in all conditions.
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The state is now closing portions of the highway, according to the Los Angeles Times . The only fire in which there was any containment was the Rye, at 5%.
The US embassy website on Wednesday showed concentrations of the smallest and most harmful airborne pollutants hit 234, better than a day earlier but still almost nine times the World Health Organization's safe limit. "We will look to win the series in South Africa", a smiling Pujara concluded by saying.
"So, I really feel we are set up for what, hopefully, will be a successful away series for India". I have been there in 2010 and 2013. Numerous players in this team were on the 2013 tour. "This decision is not up to us", he added, about the pollution situation experienced during this match.
During an interview with India Today, Dravid affirmed, "I think Virat is going through a much better phase than what I was going through in 2003".
The Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground was marred by severe pollution, with fast bowlers from both sides vomiting Tuesday amid thick smog. "South Africa batting, what it used to be and what it is now, there is a difference", he said. "That will give us some advantage". If any of the matches are abandoned and the series is tied at 1-1, India will still become No 2 in the ranking chart. When asked to draw parallels with his own astonishing run of form in the 2003/04 season, the legendary batsman insisted that the 29-year old run machine is enjoying a much more productive phase than him.
India will tour South Africa for three Tests, six One-day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I), starting with the first Test from January 5 in Cape Town. He has also managed to score a whopping 11 worldwide hundreds this year across all formats.Recently, when India beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in the three Test match series at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi, yet another milestone was unlocked for the Indian captain. "If we get that, I am very confident about our chances".