But how did Team India bounce back after the body blow suffered during the defeat to Sri Lanka in the league stage?
Skipper Virat Kohli, known for his candid ways, spoke at length about what transpired in the dressing room after the morale-shattering loss to Lanka before the must-win encounter against South Africa.
Excerpts from the India skipper's press conference after their 8-wicket victory over the Proteas.
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