The team India skipper, Virat Kohli is quite elated with the victory in Adelaide, but he won’t be stopping there. Virat Kohli warned Australia that they are not going to cut down their intensity at any cost in the remaining three matches of the series. Further, he added the team is quite motivated to bag Tests after the achievement in Adelaide.
We literally have nothing to lose – Virat Kohli
Meanwhile, team India has never won the first Test of the series in Australia. Speaking of the same, the Indian skipper said it is a great achievement, which would push the team to come good in the further games.
“We can’t be happy with just one Test match. We will not be satisfied with just one Test. Yes, we are happy about this victory but this is something we need to build on. We literally have nothing to lose. Four years back, it was 48 runs on the other side. This one is way better – 31 on our side. It has given us the right momentum to play in a big series like this. We have had to work hard for five days. The physical and mental toil and the emotion of it all come together in a result, so it is a very special feeling.”
“Having never done it in Australia, to take the lead first up, is a good achievement on the team’s part, and something we are looking to build on. Day one went against but the way Cheteshwar Pujara brought us back into the game, we did not let up again for the remaining four days. This time around we need to learn quickly from our mistakes,” he added.
Their low-order put a price on their wickets – Virat Kohli
Further, Virat Kohli lauded the effort put in by the Australian low-order batting unit. He added they would be on the top three list when it comes to the best averages for the low-order batting department.
“We did not take anything for granted. We knew they were not going to throw in the towel just like that. Their tail, I think, is in the top three when it comes to lower order averages in the past couple of years. They put a price on their wicket. We certainly expected them to fight. We never wanted to take it for granted,” he added.
Well, it has been a great game for India in the first Test in Adelaide. Now, both the teams will make their way to Perth for the second game of the Test series.