Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli has said that the week's gap between the third and fourth Test has proved beneficial for the team.
The gap has given enough time to the squad to reflect on what has been done in the last Tests and what can be done to clinch a series win.
"We did not ask for the gap. It was part of the schedule, so we make sure when we go there (England) that we have eight days' gap after three Tests, and a 25-day gap between One- Day and Test series," said Kohli, when asked about the mid-series break.
"With a long season ahead, it (break) did us no harm. It actually helped us rest a bit, reflect on what we have done in the two games that we have won and just visualise again and come back even more fresh compared to last two Test matches. It was good thing that happened and we certainly benefitted from it."
When asked about how important was it to meet friends, family in the game, the skipper said that it is much-needed.:"It is much needed, because when you go home in the break, honestly between the series, you cannot switch off because there is this thing in the mind you keep visualising in the day what to do in the match.
"As a captain, you ponder on what combinations to play, how will be the wicket, but not too much. It is also necessary that you move away from your profession and enjoy life and this is a very important thing."
India play England in the fourth Test match tomorrow in Mumbai.