Virat Kohli heaped praise on his team after he was presented the ICC Test championship mace with India having retained the top spot in the ICC Test rankings.
The mace was presented by Sunil Gavaskar and Graeme Pollock following the final T20I in Cape Town.
Speaking on winning the mace again, Kohli was quoted as saying, "It's truly a great feeling to hold the ICC Test Championship mace again, which is an acknowledgement of our success in the truest format of the game.”
"We're proud of the way we have performed in Test matches over the past couple of years and our performance has reflected in the rankings. The quality of a side is judged in the way players step up when needed, and that is what our boys have done time and again,” he added.
Kohli said that it heartening to be at the top of the Test rankings in an era when it's challenging to do consistently well across formats. "I'd like to thank all players who have been part of our squads during this period and also the support staff for contributing to our success and for helping out in different aspects of the game. I'd also like to thank all our fans for supporting us across the globe," the Indian skipper further said.
--By A Cricket Correspondent