Cheteshwar Pujara with Virat Kohli. (Source: BCCI)

India skipper Virat Kohli admitted that there are issues with batting after the loss against South Africa in Cape Town.

“We need to step up with the bat. There is no running away from that. To answer this question, I can’t sit here and talk about what’s going to happen in the future.”

“That’s not for me to sit here and discuss. You have to speak to the selectors to find out what they have in mind, that’s not my job,” Kohli said in the post-match press conference.

“As I said before and I will say again, we have continued to back Cheteshwar and Ajinkya because of the kind of players they are and what they have done in Test cricket over the years. They have done well in crucial situations, you saw that in the 2nd Test as well with that important partnership in the 2nd innings which got us to a total that we could fight for,” Kohli added.