Kohli on winning Test series in Australia: The Indian captain claimed the series win in Australia as his biggest achievement.
India winning their first Test series in Australia has come as a historic moment in not just our cricketing history but also our history as a nation for it is a moment which has come after 72 years.
Watching the sight of India becoming the first Asian team to beat Australia in Australia has unequivocally come as an emotional moment for the team as well as the fans back home.
India captain Virat Kohli, whose name will be etched in the history as leader of this side, himself sounded full of emotions while he was talking during the post-match presentation ceremony. The 30-year old cricketer said that this victory had made him feel prouder than ever and that this is his biggest achievement till date.
“Firstly, I want to say I’ve never been more proud of being part of a team, than this one right here. The culture we’ve built, our transition began right here, where I took over as captain, and I can’t believe that after four years we’ve won here,” Kohli was quoted as saying.
“Just one word to say, ‘proud’, to lead this team and it’s an honour and privilege. The boys make the captain look good. By far, this is my biggest achievement. It’s at the top of the pile,” he added.
Winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is considered to be one of the highest points in this history of Indian cricket. Comparing this victory to the the world event in 2011, Kohli went on to say that the former ‘means something else’.
“When we won the 2011 World Cup, I was the youngest member of the side. Saw everyone emotional there, but I didn’t feel it. Here, after coming three times, this win means something else. The series win will give us a different identity, and what we’ve been able to achieve, something to be proud of,” he further added.
With the team has been on the road for a month and a half now, Kohli hinted at the celebrations running long tonight. “We all deserve to enjoy. The celebrations, I assure you, will run long. The boys are physically and mentally drained, and we have no more alarm clocks in the morning,” he concluded.
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Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on India’s victory below:
When was the last time you did something for the first time? Historic 1st Test Series win for India in Australia! Superb effort by #TeamIndia ! It may have ended in rain but that’s not going to dampen the celebrations! Proud #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/xVN9OZtye5
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 7, 2019
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India’s first Test series win in Australia
India become the first Asian country to win a Test series in Australia
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Congratulations India on a stupendous victory. It’s a big day for us as sporting nation. For once,let’s not debate or dissect the impact of absence of Warner/Smith, let’s just savour the moment and be proud. Let’s be together on this one at least! @BCCI @SPNSportsIndia #INDvAUS
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 7, 2019