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Indian skipper Virat Kohli has named the one Test match that he feels very special to have been a part of. Virat Kohli went down the memory lane and recalled the Adelaide Test during India’s tour of Australia in 2014 which according to him will always remain as an important milestone for the team.
In the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played from December 9-13, Team India gave a tough fight to Michael Clarke and his team. However, they were not able to cross the line despite Kohli scoring twin centuries in both the innings of the Test match. Australia had scored a mammoth 517/7 declared in their first innings, riding on centuries from David Warner, Clarke and Steve Smith. India replied strongly and scored 444, with Kohli contributing with 115. In their second innings, the hosts declared for 290/5, setting a 364-run target for Team India.
Kohli once again scored a brilliant ton (141) and Murali Vijay also contributed with valuable 99. However, their efforts didn’t prove to be enough as India lost the match by 48 runs, bundling out for 315.
Virat Kohli Turns Back The Clock With A Post For A Special Test Match
Virat took to Instagram to express how great he feels to have been a part of the Adelaide Test as although team India couldn’t win the game, Virat learned to believe in the ‘anything is possible’ mantra.
“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,” Kohli said in an Instagram post along with a photo from the game.
“Although we didn’t cross the line being so close, it taught us that 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,” he added.
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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 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. 🇮🇳💙
Australia Recently Dethroned India As The Number 1 Test Team
India were dethroned by Australia from the top spot in Tests for the first time since October 2016 while Pakistan lost their No. 1 ranking in T20Is after 27 months at the top. In the ICC’s annual rankings update released on May 01, the Tim Paine-led side has jumped to the top of the Test standings ahead of New Zealand and India, with just two points separating the top three teams.
Although the Men in Blue lost the top spot to Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings, they still dominate the ICC World Test Championship points table. Team India is currently the number one ranked team in the Test championship points table with 360 points in nine games followed by Australia, New Zealand, and England in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th spot.