"It is not a policy. It is the conditions that we get in India. Otherwise playing Test matches and making 500 runs. You don't create bowlers like that and win Tests matches. They key is to win test matches as I have said this before. Wherever you go in the world, you should be prepared to face those conditions and tune your game accordingly," Kohli was categorical in his reply at the post-match press conference.
     
In fact he could not hide his sarcasm at the double standards at those who were sceptical about India not playing enough on spinner-friendly wickets after they lost to Sri Lanka at Galle.
     
"I saw some time back when we collapsed in Galle (Sri Lanka) someone said that we have improved our fast bowling play, but we don't know how to play spinners and now when we are playing in spin-friendly conditions this is a problem as well. I don't know where we find a balance," the hint of sarcasm was evident in his voice.
     
He also took a dig at former players from other countries as to how they are being critical about a pitch sitting thousand miles away. "I don't know why there is so much hype about this issue. A lot of people are writing a lot of things about the pitch, that it should not be like this, or it's turning too much. People sitting in other countries and speaking about pitches in India," a livid Kohli said at the post match media conference.

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