A 289-run deficit appeared to be an insurmountable total, especially with Virat Kohli also not feeling 100%. First time in the last five Tests that we've been outplayed.
He said: "We are confident with rehab and strengthening that I should be ready for the next game although not [with] the same intensity in the field. I should be okay", he said. "Their guys were relentless; they made us work for the runs", he said.
"I'm not very proud of the way we played, to be honest", Kohli said following India's heavy second-Test defeat.
The visitors dominated the first session of the day on Saturday, reducing England to 89/4 and then 131/5, but Chris Woakes (120*) and Jonny Bairstow (93) took it away from the visitors, putting on a 189-run stand to help England head into stumps with a lead of 250. Credit to England. They were clinical. And on Sunday, they had a mighty scare when their batting mainstay and skipper Kohli did not come to the field when the fourth day's play began. "We deserved to lose", he said. You have to counter the conditions as and when they come to you. Sometimes the rub of the green goes your way and sometimes it doesn't - you have to accept that, it's part of the game, and when it doesn't, a quality side will make it count.
"We will not sit around and say that we didn't have the best of conditions. Looking at things now, the weather was so unpredictable", he added.
His innings meant Woakes became just the 10th cricketer after England's Gubby Allen, Ray Illingworth, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Broad, Stokes, Australia's Keith Miller, the West Indies" Garfield Sobers and India's Vinoo Mankad to get his name on both the Lord's honours boards that record all those who have scored a century or taken five or more wickets in an innings during a Test at the "home of cricket'.
Winning team captain Joe Root praised his bowlers.
But it was new-ball partner Mohammed Shami who struck first when, from around the wicket, he had Keaton Jennings, aiming across the line, lbw for 11. Bowling unit were exceptional throughout the whole game. "We probably did have the conditions throughout, but you still have to perform, ask the right questions of the batsman".