Virat Kohli: The wicket played really good for the first three days. We lost a session. When you put 500 on the board, you're always ahead. Even with the fight they showed, we still had a lead. Rohit was outstanding. Mayank brilliant. It was a hard grind because of the conditions, especially the weather conditions. And the pitch slowed down too. It's all about the attitude. If fast bowlers are going to think that spinners are going to do all the work, then it doesn't justify their place. They ask for shorter spells so they can give 100%. That's when you see guys like Shami, Ishant, Jasprit, and Umesh as well doing well. It's all about wanting to make a play for the team even in conditions that are difficult. Jaddu and Ash again, really good. The pitch was flat, they got a few boundaries away. Always knew it was going to be a second innings pitch. Shami has been a strike bowler in the second innings. All the guys lived up to their strengths. Batting heroes were obvious. But bowlers had it tougher in this game. This lot of SG balls are much better than the last one. If it softens up, there's literally nothing happening after 40-45 overs. We will still like it to be harder till about 60 overs.
Faf du Plessis: Great start to the game with the bat. Obviously India batted well, two great knocks by Mayank and Rohit. We fought well in our first innings with the bat... To get that sort of a total in the second innings of a game in India is tough. I though up until this morning, we competed pretty well. If you are always through a game like that you can think of the what-ifs. The seamers were mostly doing a holding job in this game. On a Day 5 pitch things happen quicker. It should be like that. We got to move on from this and get ready for the next Test