India skipper Virat Kohli, on Tuesday, recalled the famous 2014 Adelaide Test against Australia. It was his first Test match as captain as the then captain MS Dhoni missed the game due to an injury. In the same series, Dhoni had retired from the longest format of the game and Virat Kohli took charge of the team.
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Virat Kohli took to Twitter to recall the match and described leading India for the first time as a “very special and important Test”. Virat Kohli had nearly taken India over the line during the famous game which ended in a heartbreaking manner for the visitors.
The right-handed batsman scored century in both the innings but India eventually lost the game by 48 runs. Virat Kohli scored 115 in the first innings and 141 in the second innings. Recalling that game, Virat Kohli tweeted:
“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.
“We committed to doing something which seemed very difficult to begin with but almost pulled it off,” he added. “This will always remain a very important milestone in our journey as a test side.”
(1/2) 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.. pic.twitter.com/BrgHL3ffyR
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 30, 2020
Well, Virat Kohli’s captaincy might have started on a heartbreaking manner but he did not take long to bounce back. As of now, he is one of the most successful Test captains in the history of Indian cricket. Under him, India remained at the top of the Test rankings for more than three years.
Under his captaincy, India registered their first-ever Test series win on Australian soil. India is yet to lose a Test series at home under him. In fact, India have lost only one Test at home since he took over as captain.
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