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Virat Kohli, the Man of the match and Man of the Series in the one–day International series between India and South Africa February 2,018 had this to say during the post-match presentation. India won the match by 8 wickets and won the series by 5 – 1, a historic win against South Africa in their home soil. Rewrite his words in Reported Speech.

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“It was a day, I felt really good. Last game, I was not in the right kind of mindset. This is a beautiful place to bat under lights. That’s the idea behind bowling first. I like setting up for the short ball. It was a blessing in disguise, and they kept bowling short. I think the pitch got better to bat on under lights. It has been a roller coaster till now. People who are close to me deserve a lot of credit. Obviously, you want to lead from the front, and that’s a wonderful feeling. I have got eight or nine years left in my career and I want to make the most of every day. It’s a blessing that I am healthy and getting to captain my country. They have shown great character – especially the two young spinners. The way the series went augurs well for us. We’re looking forward to the T20s. The tour is not over yet. After losing the Test series, I was talking to you. I am here talking to you after winning the ODI series. “

Viral Kohl told that that was a day he had felt good. In the previous game, he had not been in the right kind of mindset and added that that was a beautiful place to bat under lights. He also told that that was the idea behind bowling first and it had been a blessing in disguise and they had kept bowling short and he thought the pitch had got better to bat on under lights. Then he added that it had been a roller coaster till then. He told that people who were to him deserved a lot of credit and obviously he wanted to lead from the front and that’s a wonderful feeling. He told that he had got eight or nine years left in his career and he wanted to make the most of everyday. He also added that it was a blessing that he was healthy and getting to captain his country. He informed that they had shown great character especially the two young spinners and the way the series had gone augurs well for them. He ended with a note that they were looking forward to the T20s and the tour was not over yet. After losing the test series he was talking to them there after winning the ODI series.