After record win, Virat Kohli aims for 4-0 whitewash against West Indies

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North South (Antigua), July 25: After inflicting an innings and 92-run defeat on West Indies, Indian captain Virat Kohli is focused on continuing the "winning habit" and wants to complete a 4-0 whitewash.

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It was a Super Sunday (July 24) for India at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium as Kohli and his team-mates registered a record victory on the 4th day of the first Test against the Jason Holder-led Caribbean side.

Virat Kohli (right) celebrates the dismissal of Rajendra Chandrika in the 1st Test on Sunday (July 24)

The margin of win - innings and 92 runs, is the largest for India outside of Asia. Ravichandran Ashwin was the star with the ball, claiming 7 wickets. (From Twitter: Fans hail Kohli and team)

Speaking to reporters after the success, Kohli said winning is contagious and they wanted not to be complacent going into the next 3 matches of the rubber. ('Indian team will win 4-0')

"Every game for us is a new game. We are not connecting the previous game to the next one. That is how you perform consistently. That is the whole idea, we want to win as many games as possible in the series. If we have a chance to win all four why not. We don't need to be complacent," the 27-year-old said.

He continued, "If we end up 2-0 lead, it is not that we will play for a draw in the next two Tests. We want to create winning habits, good habits. Winning is contagious. If we learn to win Test matches, then we will learn to win Test matches everywhere.

"We will learn how to play in different situations. Then we will know what to do exactly if a situation is going a certain way. We need to look at every game as a fresh game to execute our plans and win as a team. I certainly feel very positive going forward with the way we have played. We had long prepartions and I could see the hunger in people wanting to do well. We just want to continue the same."

It was also a winning start for head coach Anil Kumble. He took charge last month and this is his first tour. The second Test starts in Jamaica on July 30.

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