India’s victory today against Australia has made the Indian captain Virat Kohli, the first Asian skipper to win a Test at least in South Africa, England and Australia.
India had won a test against England and South Africa earlier in 2018 under Kohli’s captaincy.
In South Africa, India had won their third test match at Johannesburg by 63 runs. Though India had lost the series but the Indian Captain emerged as the highest scorer at 286 runs in 6 innings at an average of 47.67.
Appreciating the Indian bowlers and Cheteshwar Pujara’s performance, Kohli said at the post-match presentation, “Super proud, to have four bowlers and take 20 wickets is a great achievement. Something that we haven’t done in the past. Shows us that if the batsmen step up regularly, we will be gunning for a win in every Test match. Collectively we were the better team and deserved to win. (On Pujara’s knock) Priceless from Pujara, we were down and out at lunch on day 1. His grit and determination brought us back in it. We always knew that runs on the board would make the home side tentative.”
In England, India had again started on a poor note by losing the first two Tests. As it had happened in South Africa, the team was back in form at the match in Nottingham and had eventually won the contest comprehensively by 203 runs.