Virat Kohli took over the captaincy of the Indian team in 2014 during the tour of Australia and from there he led India to the number 1 position in the ICC Test rankings in the coming years.
Recalling that special match between India and Australia at Adelaide in 2014, Kohli wrote on his Twitter handle where he explained the importance of the Test match which was a learning experience for him and his team despite the narrow defeat by 48 runs.
He 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
Taking about that Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Adeliade in 2014, India lost the match by 48 runs despite Kohli’s impressive knock of 141 runs in the second innings.
Australia opted to bat first in that match and with the amazing knock by their star players David Warner’s 145, Steve Smith 162 along with a handy contribution from Michael Clarke who scored 128 runs based on their performances Australia put a mammoth total of 517/7 in first innings.
In reply, Kohli played an amazing knock of 115 in the first innings failed to get major support from another batsman due to which India could manage 444.
Australia with the help of their swashbuckling opener David Warner scored yet another century in the second innings and Australian innings were declared on 290/5.
Indian batting in the second innings relied heavily on Vijay and Kohli as they both scored 99 and 141 runs respectively. That match was special for Nathan Lyon as he clinched seven wickets and became the man of the match.