The Indian cricket team registered one of their most famous wins on foreign soil as they beat Australia in the first Test at Adelaide. The match was by no means a comfortable one for Kohli and his men.
But in spite of all the drama, Captain Kohli was “proud” of his bowlers throughout the Test as they scalped all 20 wickets for India, and secured the all-important win.
"Super proud (of the bowlers), to have four bowlers and take 20 wickets is a great achievement. Something that we haven't done in the past," said Kohli in the post-match presentation.
Virat also emphasized the fact that Cheteshwar Pujara’s heroics in the Adelaide Test was pivotal for the Indian side, and served as a major difference between the two camps.
India was under pressure, with their score on 41-4, when the gritty Pujara anchored the innings and made it possible for his side to reach a respectable total of 250, which eventually handed the visitors with a lead.
"Cheteshwar Pujara was the difference between India and Australia. 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. Any lead was gold and we got 15. In the second innings again, he and Rahane batted well," Kohli further added.
"We focused only on partnerships in the second innings and the openers performed well. Shows us that if the batsmen step up regularly, we will be gunning for a win in every Test match," Kohli further said.
After winning the Test by just 31 runs, courtesy scare by the Australian lower order, Kohli seemed to remain calm and has termed such nerve-wracking action as a part and parcel of the game.
"These things happen in Tests, ups and downs through a game. You need to just stay calm. Odds were stacked against them. They fought really well but we executed our plans well and got that last wicket which we were intending to get."
"We could have added another 30-35 runs which could have taken the game totally beyond Australia's reach," the Indian captain further added.
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