Virat Kohli and company won a historic Test series in Australia down under. No other Indian team has ever achieved that feat. India won the four match Test series by 2-1, as the fourth and final Test concluded in a draw at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Monday. Kohli was on cloud nine after winning the series.
Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant led his team to an impromptu dance while Virat Kohli and other teammates followed him. Pant was seen taking Pujara’s hand and making him move, but the leading run scorer of the series couldn’t dance.
In the post-match press conference, Kohli was asked about the dance to which he replied, “You'll have to ask Rishabh Pant that, he came up with that and we just went along. I don't know what he was trying to do to be honest. It just felt good, it was very easy but Pujara could not even do that. You can see how simple he is.”
Kohli also said, the Test series win is the biggest achievement for him so far and rated it above India’s 2011 World Cup Win. "By far this is my best achievement. Has to be on top of the pile. When we won the World Cup, I was a young player. I saw the others getting emotional. This series will give us a different identity as a team. What we've been able to achieve is something to be really proud of," Kohli said.
This was India’s first win in Australia in 71 years and in 11 Test series that they played in the Oceania. Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was awarded the Man of the Series trophy as he smashed three centuries and a half-century. He accumulated 521 runs, the most numbers of runs in the series.
Jasprit Bumrah and Nathan Lyon took joint most number of wickets in the series with both having 21 under their name.