So as long as it does not start, we have no problem in just focussing on our game and doing what we need to do. If that falls off, maybe because of some people feel the pressure of not scoring runs, some people feel the pressure of the situations.it varies, everyone goes through that but it's important to get your focus back to what the team wants.
"If we look at the England tour, apart from Lord's, we didn't get bundled out in a Test". That was the difference in the series.
"When it comes to getting engaged in argument on the field or fight, I have been completely okay playing without the altercation. So you don't find the need for these things at all and as you said they will not give it back", Kohli said.
"Man management is the most important thing at the level we play at".
"I have enough belief in my ability to play without a reason to pump myself up".
"Now being captain of the team, you have no room for anything else but to think of what the team wants all the time".
"The contribution that he [Shastri] has brought to the table ever since we started building this team is making people believe they belong at this level and I can vouch for it", he said.
The resting of key all-format players such as captain Virat Kohli, injuries to allrounders Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav. managing the workload of fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and the search for batsmen to occupy middle-order slots have all contributed to India testing a wide pool of players.
On the perception that Shastri is Kohli's "yes" man, the captain said: "About saying yes all the time, that is the most weird thing that I have heard". Things that conveniently need to be put out there are put out. He is one guy whom I can speak to and get an honest opinion.
Kohli also praised Shastri's man-management skills. Because at the time when we really went through a bad time in England 2014, for me to be able to come out of the shell and for a lot of other players. I don't think anyone has said no to me as much as him, honestly.
India play no further ODIs for the rest of this year, but they end 2018 joint-third among the teams that have featured the most players.
Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri were speaking during a press conference in Mumbai before the team's departure for the blockbuster series against Australia, starting November 21, and the India captain said that the batsmen need to bat well together and the focus should not be on individual performances. We don't have too many games now.