"We should not judge so fast, and jump to conclusions As a team, we keep patience". The first Test was a draw, they lost at Lord's and they won three in a row.
But in a dry English summer that has seen pitches more receptive to slow bowling than usual, England could recall off-spinner Moeen Ali to partner leg-break bowler Adil Rashid even though England captain Joe Root bowls occasional off-breaks.
"When the wicket wears off, the spinners can come into play as well", Kohli said.
Where is the India vs England 2nd Test match?
However, Gambhir feels that the Indian batsmen should put their hands up and perform. Chasing a target of 194 runs to win, India were bundled out for mere 162 runs.
"It is not like I feel bad that I got runs and we couldn´t get across the line", added Kohli, now the world´s top-ranked batsman in both Test and one-day global cricket. At the same time, your batsmen need to make runs. You know, he's obviously got a fantastic record in England, got a lot of wickets at this ground not too long ago against Pakistan here and you know, he's done some fantastic things so he looks sharp. It was Sam Curran, who made runs, otherwise, England were 70/7 (87/7).
In order to win the second Test, the batsmen - Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Vijay, Dinesh Karthik - need to click in unison because the bowlers are doing their job handsomely. Kohli was in prolific form and will be key batsman for visitors in the 2nd Test as well. "More often than not, that plan can't be aggression, it's about composure", Kohli said. They may go in for a like-for-like replacement with the inclusion of pace-bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes, who has recovered from an injury. We as a team definitely have more patience than other people and so, we don't take something as a pattern soon. As far as wickets falling in a heap is concerned, it is not about technique, it is more of a mental aspect.
"He's obviously batted at six for Surrey this season - but having seen him play a little bit, and the way his game is set up, I think it's very much transferable to bat at No 4 in Test cricket".
As stated before, there will be clouds hanging over the Lord's Cricket Ground over the next few days as the temperatures have dropped following the heat wave that swept the city earlier this week. "We have to reduce that margin of error".