Virat Kohli Revisits ‘Important Milestones’ In India’s Journey As Test Side

Virat Kohli recalled some important milestones in India’s journey as a test side and what was the turning point. Read below to know more.

1st July 2020 | 12:28 PM (IST)
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Virat Kohli took over the captaincy of the Indian Test team from MS Dhoni in 2014. He later led the team to the number one position in the ICC Test team ranking. Going down the memory lane, the Indian skipper took to Twitter to explain what Test match between India and Australia in Adelaide in 2014 taught him and his boys despite the defeat.

Virat Kohli shared some throwback pictures on his Twitter handle and captioned it, "Throwback to this very special and important test in our journey as the test team that we are today. Adelaide 2014 was a game filled with emotion on both sides and an amazing one for people to watch too. Although we didn't cross the line being so close, it taught us that.”

He further added, "... anything is possible if we put our mind to it because we committed to doing something which seemed very difficult to begin with but almost pulled it off. All of us committed to it. This will always remain a very important milestone in our journey as a test side.”

The first Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test match in Adelaide, played from December 9 to 13 in 2014, saw India lose by 48 runs in the second innings, despite Kohli's impressive knock of 141 runs.

Australia embarked on an unbeaten knock of 162 by Steve Smith, 145 by David Warner and 128 by Michael Clarke to post a declared a first-inning total of 517/7 after opting to bat.

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In response, Kohli led India's fightback with a 115-run knock as the visitors scored 444 before being bowled out by Nathan Lyon's five-wicket haul.

Australian opener Warner scored another century in the second innings to take the hosts to 290/5 declared.

For India, opener Murali Vijay lost his wicket for 99 and Kohli for 141 in an otherwise poor display of batting.

Lyon finished with seven wickets and was given the man-of-the-match award.

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1st July 2020 | 12:28 PM (IST)
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