To have backs against the wall is a good challenge, feels Kohli

India vs England

It is perhaps no surprise that Pakistan, whose players are effectively barred from the IPL on political grounds, have, with great credit, drawn their last two Test series in England, including a 1-1 result in a two-match contest this season. "When your back is against the wall, you can't afford to think of anything else", Kohli said. But the 29-year-old could only add 23 and 17 in the second Test at Lord's even as his side succumbed for 107 and 130, losing the match by an innings and 159 runs.

Pakistan team celebrate after winning the 2016 Lord's Test.

'This is the first game when we've been outplayed.

Virat Kohli's team is being heavily criticised for its abject surrender in the second Test against England at Lord's and its lackadaisical approach towards training.

India are 0-2 down in the five-match Test series as a result of abysmal batting.

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"If you look at it from another point of view, it's a good situation to be in because you have literally have no room for thinking about anything else apart from what the team requires".

"It's all about you feeling positive first and that's the conversation we've had for the last few days. It's up to the individuals to stand up and say: 'I'm going out there to make a difference'". Then again, you didn't know how much it would rain, whether a match could go into the final day where just in case a spinner is needed and the ball starts to turn, would we have needed him. There was no fight shown by the Indian batters and yes the conditions were a little hard in both the innings for them, but you don't expect this team to bundle out in literally three days. But it happened along the way, so I (want to) keep my options open.

"The back is such a thing you do not know when it going to go off so all you can do is strengthen muscles around it and work on it. a bit of strengthening, ample rest and proper rehab to get back into shape". We should have gone, seeing the conditions, with an extra seamer. He showed that in South Africa already and he's one guy who's really aggressive in [the] mind. We are very excited he's coming back. He relishes the challenge whenever given an opportunity.

The two spinners bowled only 26 overs between them and went wicketless as India were clearly missing a third front-line seamer. But that's where character comes into play and mental discipline comes into play. If you don't pick 20 wickets, as I said in the past, you can score as many runs as you want; it's not about saving one discipline but one discipline taking responsibility of their job and the other discipline taking responsibility of theirs.

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