Virat Kohli had started to lead the Indian Test squad in 2014 and led them to the number one position in the ICC rankings. Recalling the journey, the Indian skipper took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain what the Test match between India and Australia in Adelaide in 2014 taught him and his boys despite a narrow defeat.
Captioning a couple of pictures on Twitter, Virat said, “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.”
Virat Kohli further added, “… anything is possible if we put our mind to it because we committed to doing something which seemed very difficult to begin with but almost pulled it off. All of us committed to it. This will always remain a very important milestone in our journey as a test side.”
(2/2)..anything is possible if we put our mind to it because we committed to doing something which seemed very difficult to begin with but almost pulled it off. All of us committed to it. This will always remain a very important milestone in our journey as a test side. 🇮🇳💙
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 30, 2020
The first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Adelaide played from December 9 to 13 in 2014, ended in the Indian team losing the game by 48 runs despite Kohli’s century in the second innings. After deciding to bat first, Australia rode on an unbeaten knock of 162 by Steve Smith, David Warner’s 145, and Michael Clarke’s 128 to post a first-innings total of 517/7 declared.
In reply, Kohli made sure India fought back as he played a knock of 115 runs in the first innings as the Indian team managed to score 444 before being bowled out amid Nathan Lyon’s five-wicket haul.
Australian opener Warner scored a century in the second innings as well to take the hosts to 290/5 declared. For India, opener Murali Vijay was dismissed on the score of 99, while Kohli scores 141 but it wasn’t enough as none of the other batsmen contributed much. Nathan Lyon finished with seven wickets and was bestowed with the man-of-the-match award.