Markram: I'm happy it's happened this way

Markram: I'm happy it's happened this way

The 29-year-old has scored 9588 runs from 208 matches at an impressive average of 58.10. Yes, it has been a dismal one-day series for us where India have outplayed us and that's something that we will have to take on the chin and understanding for us and realisation for us that we are from a finished article going into the world cup a year from now.

South African stand-in captain Aiden Markram made a rueful admission that the Proteas have taken a serious knock in confidence and a step backward after a comprehensive 5-1 ODI series thrashing by India.

After leading India to a crushing 5-1 one-day global series victory to compensate for a 2-1 Test series defeat to the South Africans, Kohli said India were still hungry for success.

"I probably didn't play my usual game, I was probably not quite in the zone and worrying about other things as captain".

While the India deputy skipper's 115 in the penultimate match remains fresh in the mind, it is not east to ignore that he has had a dismal series otherwise. He credited his wife for motivating him in hard times and attributed his recent top form in South Africa to her.

Even after an emphatic series win the tension between Kohli and the scribes is nearly tangible. If anything‚ I always look to help my team in any way that I can. Team India is now visiting South Africa and considering the ICC schedule, they had to play a Test, a ODI and a T20I competition against the local team South Africa.

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Playing his first match of the series, Mumbai youngster Thakur was on fire in his first five overs, getting rid of Amla, caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and then the key wicket of Markram with a slow off-cutter, caught by Shreyas Iyer at cover. Bumrah is a world-class bowler in this format. We have learnt some good habits on this trip. It was a blessing in disguise and they kept bowling short.

"It's going to get to a stage where we really know our games and who needs to do what for the side".

"I will be the first to admit our middle-order batting has looked ordinary".

Watch the best bits as Kohli's unbeaten century powered India to an eight-wicket win in the sixth ODI against South Africa. Skipper Virat Kohli who slammed his 35th ODI hundred to win it in style for India was once again on top of his game and his wife Anushka Sharma yet again was left impressed with the flair of his splendid batting. If I was in your position I know what I would be doing tomorrow. To boost Iyer's confidence, he can be promoted at No.3 in the last ODI to give him some time to build his innings while giving Kohli some much-needed rest.

When further asked about the kind of impact the Indian skipper had on the series, which the visitors won by 5-1, the coach said, "Huge (impact)!"