In 2019, India has achieved great heights in cricket under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. One of the notable victories was against Australia in Australia in the Test series. It was the dream for many former Indian cricketers like VVS Laxman to defeat Australia in their soil.
While talking about his favourite moment in Indian cricket, VVS Laxman mentioned the victory over Australia in Australia in the Test series. He further added that it was his dream which Virat Kohli and co have fulfilled.
“It’s been a very good year for Indian cricket but being a Test cricketer, my dream was always to beat Australia in Australia but I was not able to achieve that in my career,”
“I’m so glad that this Indian team under Virat’s leadership has been beaten Australia for the first time in their own backyard which is my favorite moment of Indian cricket in 2019,”
Last year in November, India toured Australia to play three T20I, Border-Gavaskar trophy and three ODIs. The T20I series was drawn as both the team won one match each and one match was washed out due to rain.
Then India and Australia played the four-match Test series. India went on to register the victory in the first Test match but Australia made a strong comeback in the second Test match, winning the match by 146 runs. The third Test match at MCG was crucial for India to make a come back in the series.
The Men in Blue didn’t disappoint the fans as they went on winning the third Test match. The pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami had big contributions in the game.
Everyone had an eye on the fourth and the last Test match of the series. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant scored 193 and 159 runs respectively. India set a total of 622 runs but could not win the match as it was drawn.
However, India won the first time the Test series in Australia with the margin of 2-1. Also, the Men in Blue won the ODI series for the first time in Australian soil.