Kohli wants team success ahead of centuries

India

Ahead of the vital second Test against Sri Lanka, India captain Virat Kohli has insisted that him scoring a century is not more important than the team winning the match.

India are one-nil behind in the three-match series after slumping to a 63-run defeat in the first Test in Galle after chasing 176 runs to win.

Kohli did score a hundred in the first innings in Galle but made only three in his second knock. He said he took no pleasure in the ton that he scored as the team lost.

The 26 year-old Kohli said: "I would rather have the team perform well and win the game rather get frustrated that as a batsman I am getting runs but not getting the results.

"So, the main thing is you work towards the result the team wants and in that process if you get runs it's obviously good feeling but I would like it to be in a winning course.

"I have always tried to capitalize every situation for the team and make it stronger. And as a batsman I always aimed to do that. It's me getting four centuries in the four games is irrelevant to me becoming captain."

The second Test starts at the P.Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday.

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