London: Team India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday hit back at a journalist when he was asked about the best ‘Indian team in last 15-20 years’ remark made by coach Ravi Shastri.
India suffered a 118-run defeat against England in the fifth and final Test, with the hosts officially sealing the series 4-1.
Ahead of the final Test, Ravi Shastri had termed the current team as the best in the past 15-20 years.
"I can't see any other Indian team in the last 15-20 years that has had the same run in such a short time, and you have had some great players playing in those series. So the promise is there, and it's just about getting tougher mentally,” he had said.
One of the journalists brought up the same topic and here was how the conversation unfolded.
"The Best Indian team in the last 15 years! Do these tags put pressure on you? Do you actually believe you are?", the reporter asked during the post-match press conference.
"We have to believe we are the best side. Why not?", replied the skipper.
Not convinced, the journalist once again asked, “The best team in 15 years?"
When Kohli then asked the reporter the same question, he replied, “I am not sure."
"You're not sure? That is your opinion. Thank you," said Kohli as the conversation ended.