Virat Kohli-led Team India ticked all the boxes with ease as it completed a 3-0 rout of an out-of-sorts South Africa with an innings and 202 runs victory in the third and final Test on Tuesday.
With another 120 points in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship, India now sits pretty on top of the table with 240 points as the formalities were completed within the first two overs of the fourth day in Ranchi.
This was Kohli’s 11th series win as captain and the first clean sweep over the Proteas who were no match for the hosts. This was also India’s 11th successive series triumph on home soil.
After India whitewash South Africa in the Freedom series, Kohli faced the reporters present at the JSCA Internation Stadium Complex.
As the Ranchi Test ended in four days, Kohli was asked if he will go to Dhoni’s place and meet the former India captain.
“No. He’s here. He’s in the change room. Come, say hello,” Kohli responded before leaving the press conference with a grin on his face.”
Earlier, Kohli was asked that BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly has said he will speak to Virat Kohli and seek clarity on the future of MS Dhoni.
“I congratulated him. It’s great that he has become the BCCI president, but he has not spoken to me about that yet. He’ll get in touch with me when he has to,” Kohli responded with a chuckle.
“I am sure. What do I say about that? I’ll go meet him when he tells me to. That’s it,” the Indian skipper added, having fits of laughter that filled the room.
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India will now host Bangladesh for a month-long series, comprising three T20Is and two Tests, starting from November 3 in Delhi.
The squad for the T20I series will be picked on Thursday, and BCCI president-elect Ganguly has said that he will speak with the selectors on Dhoni’s position in the scheme of things.