"Sarfraz Ahmed won what was a crucial toss in tricky weather conditions".
Kohli was speaking after one of India's more crushing wins over Pakistan in recent years, in Edgbaston. He scored a blistering 53 off 32 balls with 8 fours and 1 six and set up the momentum perfectly for India to get past 300 run mark. Hardik Pandya's three consecutive sixes helped India garner 72 runs in the last four overs as India propelled to 319 in 48 overs. Did anything not go India's way against Pakistan? Once the openers were set, both Rohit and Shikhar started to accelerate and they made a wonderful opening stand of 136 runs in 24.3 overs. "That's something that I need to take up with the medical team".
"The way he (Yuvraj) was hitting the ball, I felt like a club batter in front of him", Kohli told reporters at the post-match press conference.
There was a stunning piece of throw by Jadeja to remove Shoaib Malik and that proved to be the game changer as the pair at the crease then of Malik and Hafeez was Pakistan's only chance in the game. Eventually, they were given a target of 289 in 41 overs.
Wahab's day was summed up when he was unable to complete his ninth over after falling awkwardly in his delivery stride.
Once you concede 72 runs in the last four overs of the innings you have nearly no chance of coming back in the game.
Senior players were barred from speaking in a team's meeting held after Pakistan's dismal performance against India in their match of ICC Champions Trophy yesterday.
A minute's silence was held before the match for the victims of the London Bridge attacks June 3, amid heavy security at the West Midlands ground.
Sharma was fortunate when, on 21, he edged Amir just beyond a diving Azhar Ali at slip for four. India always looked in control and Pakistan never really threatened to take the game away at any stage. "And everyone agreed, because he just can strike the ball from ball one and has unbelievable ability", Kohli said.
The young all-rounder, one of the biggest finds of the IPL for India, hit the left-arm spinner for three consecutive sixes off the first three balls.
The 23-year-old was chosen to go in ahead of the legendary MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, who has built a growing reputation as an inventive and big-hitting limited-overs batsman.
Hasan eventually had Yuvraj lbw on review but it was all too late. Kohli, who had struggled throughout for timing, suddenly looked marvellous. The Indian bowlers soon joined the party and Pakistan folded up for 164 33.4 overs.