Virat Kohli has vowed there will be no repeat of India’s shambolic failure against Australia in the second Test in Bangalore and said he has no interest in Steve Smith’s mind games. India’s record 19-match unbeaten run came to an unceremonious end when they slumped to a 333-run drubbing in Pune last weekend. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia here. (LIVE SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING – WHERE TO SEE)
Kohli blamed the Pune setback on his team’s lack of intent but promised a better display in Bangalore Test.
India were bundled out for 105 and 107 in their two innings with Australia left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe picking up 12 wickets in the Pune Test.
The poor performance drew flak from the local media but Kohli, 28, said the players were not really perturbed.
“Our focus was always to win games, every game that we play and the focus remains the same. It doesn’t matter whether we lose or win. It’s the way we play,” he said.
Australia have won two of the five Tests played in Bangalore. This is their best in any Indian venue in the last 20 years.