The Indian skipper said the New Zealand bowling attack has been successful in dismissing Indian batting for under 200 on four occasions in the last six innings.
"It's a special feeling. It's nice to get one under the belt. I'd like to thank Virat and the Indian team. The heart that our team showed was commendable. It's the first time we have come away with a world title."
Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become the highest wicket-taker in the World Test Championship. He overtook Pat Cummins of Australia on the sixth day of the match.
Virat Kolhi said, "We definitely need to work out better plans in terms of understanding how to score runs. We have to stay in sync with the momentum of the game and not let the game drift away too much."
The right-handed batsman had earlier said he would have retired had New Zealand lifted the 50-over World Cup in 2019. They lost to England in the final.
New Delhi: New Zealand on Wednesday became the first World Test Championship winners after they defeated India by eight wickets in a low-scoring and close final here.
India finish the day on 64/2, with a lead of 32 but lose both openers. Tim Southee claimed the wickets of Rohit Sharma (30) & Shubhman Gill (8) in the fourth day of the World Championship Final (WTC) final at the Hampshire Bowl on Tuesday.
The match on the fifth day of the World Test Championship final at the Hampshire Bowl commenced after due to rain. Now, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are at the crease to resume the second innings.
With the outstanding performances from the bowlers especially Mohd Shami, India made a strong comeback in the match, restricting New Zealand to only 249, took a lead of 32 runs in the first innings of the fourth day of the World Championship Final (WTC) final.
The match on the fifth day of the World Test Championship final at the Hampshire Bowl commenced after due to rain. Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah bowled the first over of the day.