Captain Rohit Sharma termed 4-1 series victory over New Zealand as a ‘great achievement’ for team India.
“I feel the team showed great character, especially after that loss in Hamilton,” said Rohit.
“I would have batted second if it was a series decider. Felt the wicket got a bit easier to bat on in the second innings but bowlers got breakthroughs at crucial times. I thought 250 was a good score on this pitch, especially after losing early wickets. (Ambati) Rayudu and Vijay Shankar applied themselves really well. Coming here and beating New Zealand hasn’t been easy. This is a great achievement to have,” added Rohit.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson meanwhile said that there are a lot of lessons for his team to take from the series.
“In the end, they got just above par I felt. We lost way too many wickets, the scoring rate was always under control, ” said Williamson.
“Me and Latham could have taken the partnership deeper there but their bowlers bowled with great accuracy. India have taught us a few lessons throughout the series and we need to learn quickly. It’s a game of pressure and throughout the series, we were under pressure more than they were.”
“I wanted to take the game to the 30th over without losing another wicket, we knew that we were up against a quality bowling attack,” said Rayudu.