Virat Kohli ecstatic after historic triumph: ‘Our best series win so far’

first_imgVirat Kohli might have missed out of the series-deciding Test in Dharamsala due to an injured shoulder but he was a happy man after India had wrapped up victory by eight wickets to win the four-Test series against Australia 2-1.Ajinkya Rahane, who led the team in Kohli’s absence, led with aplomb and everyone stood up to compensate for the loss of the best player in the team.Watch: Biggest takeaways from India vs Australia Test seriesNot surprisingly then, Kohli, who even carried drinks to come out and chat with his mates in the course of this Test, was elated.”Unbelievable. This is our best series win so far. I thought England was intense, but the way Australia gave us a fight, it was amazing on their part but our guys kept bouncing back,” Kohli said. Overall, this season has been outstanding. All these home series have been challenging one way or the other. “Kohli said it all started with the series against South Africa but every team thereafter came with a different set of challenges. He picked the fight back in Sri Lanka, the persistence against England and the keen contests against Australia as the most challenging in the last 17 months.Kohli was also in awe of Rahane’s leadership skills and lauded his team for following its strict fitness regimes in the course of a packed-home season.”Ajinkya led the team really well. The changes we made in our fitness regime have paid off. Guys have been able to sustain the performance throughout the season. In the past we have had sessions where we have given away the game easily. Not this season. Been a team season,” he said.advertisementKohli had smashed double hundreds in successive series before the start of the Pune Test but he finished with only 46 runs in five innings. He was expected to score big in Dharamsala but his injury ruled him out eventually. But it was the captain who kept insisting that his team was good enough to fire even if he had an off day.At tht foothills of the Himalayas, Kohli stood vindicated with the likes of KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav putting in impressive performances.”Not one or two individuals who have stood out. It is unbelievable…. the kind of fitness and desire the fast bowlers have shown, it has been game-changing,” he said.last_img read more