Virat Kohli celebrates historic win vs Australia with `Naagin` dance

Ross Houston
January 9, 2019

This is only the 2nd time that India managed to win at least 2 matches in a series Down Under. However, Ravi Shastri, who was very excited to answer it, took over the mic from Virat Kohli and revealed his inner voice.

"The Adelaide Test, we honestly feel that we let that Test slip". This winter, spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah, it has been extraordinary, more than matching Australia's vaunted trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins because the Indian pace bowlers have generated more lateral movement.

Australia went into the final day of the series with little hope of achieving the victory they needed to win the Test and draw the series.

But no play was possible and India, who first toured Australia in 1947-48, celebrated a famous victory. "It will definitely be more special, purely because of the fact that we really wanted to win a series away from home".

"That's how you win Test matches". Paine felt Indian batsmen stepping up and scoring runs at crucial junctures in the series is something their batsmen can learn from. The group of bowlers we have in this team have been fantastic for quite a while now.

Australia finished this series without a single hundred in four Tests. We put everything on the line to win for the team. "We have faith in them going forward", he said. "Don't think we can look to England just yet, need to play Sri Lanka first, and that will be another tough series, but there are some positives in getting these guys some experience against an absolute high-quality attack".

"I see this series as a stepping stone for this team to inspire the next lot of Test cricketers to be passionate about Test cricket firstly", Kohli said.

"To promote that we have to play the kind of cricket we have played here".

Marcus Harris top-scored for the hosts with 79, Australia's highest individual score in the series. Sometimes because we're so nervous as batsmen we don't quite realise it, you just want to get away quickly but in England you're not allowed to do that, so you have to bide your time, earn the right score runs eventually.

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