Former India coach, John Wright, under who, the Indian team took an early lead in Tests on the Australian soil in 2003-04 doesn’t want Virat Kohl’s men to miss a trick after victory in Adelaide. However, India is leading the four-match Test series 1-0. Moreover, Sourav Ganguly led the side when the Indian team to go one-up in a Test series on the Australian soil. Wright was the then coach and India won the game after drawing the opening Test at Brisbane in 2003-04.
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However, Virat Kohli’s men won the series opener game in Adelaide. Meanwhile, the former coach feels India have a better combination this time.
“It’s a great result for India and the team. I think they were the better team at this game,” John Wright told mid-day after India’s 31-run win over Australia on Day Five of the first Test.
In addition to, Wright also reminded about the epic 2003-04 Test in South Australian city. Rahul Dravid played an excellent innings scoring a double hundred and followed it up with 72 in the second innings. Meanwhile, John is hoping to witness the same kind of effort from the Indian team.
“The 2003-04 win in Adelaide was fantastic. We all thought it would have been nice to win the series, but we couldn’t achieve that. Let’s hope we can [do it] this time,” John Wright added.
Furthermore, the 64-year-old adviced the Indian team to take the right things forward and put it in the second Test against Australia at Perth.
“Take the good things, take that confidence into the next Test, start again, keep your feet on the ground but don’t get carried away,” Wright further added.
I am happy for Bumrah – John Wright
Also, Wright is thrilled with Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah. He is an essential component in the bowling department and had claimed six wickets in the opening Test.
“I’m glad to see him come through and deliver. All credit to Jasprit. It’s one thing to get an opportunity and quite something else to take it and develop. I am happy for him,” John Wright concluded.
Moreover, the host will play the second Test against India on December 14 in Perth.