India captain Virat Kohli has scored his team's historic 2-1 victory over Australian soil as their "greatest achievement", which will give the current team a "different identity."
Eight summers back at Wankhede, Kohli was the youngest member of a star-studded team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who lifted the World Cup, but this according to him will remain at the top of the list.
"By far this is my best achievement.It has to be at the top of the pile.When we won the World Cup, I was a young player.I saw the others get excited.This series will give us a different identity as a team." What we've achieved is something we're really proud of, "Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
It was in Sydney that Kohli was anointed with the permanent captaincy of the Test and it is on the ground that he created an epic chapter in the history of Indian cricket.
"Our transition started here when I first became the captain – just a word to say, I'm proud." "It's an honor and a privilege to lead these players, they make the captain look good, they definitely deserve to enjoy it." moment, "said the exultant captain.
He was all praise for Cheteshwar Pujara, one of India's artists in the series, in addition to Jasprit Bumrah. The skipper also praised young Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant.
"I want to give a special mention to Pujara, he's a guy always willing to accept things, he's the coolest man in the world, special mention for Mayank Agarwal as well. Someone like Rishabh too, coming into their own attacks and dominating, "he said.
The bowling attack was carried out during the year and Kohli had another opportunity to praise his efforts.
"We knew that once the scouts score, our players are lethal.The way the players have dictated the terms in this series.And not just this, the two previous tournaments as well.I did not see it happen in Indian cricket.He did not do it . " Do not look at a field and think that there is nothing for us. It is a revelation for Indian cricket and a learning for the other players at home. "
"They (the athletes) definitely deserve to be here and breaking the record of the great fast food players of the West Indies (wickets aggregated in a calendar year) is not an easy task," recalled the captain.
Kohli has qualified this victory as a springboard for a team that is still young in terms of middle age.
"It's definitely the best thing for us to have been the belief." Our intention was always good, and that is to bring the Indian cricket forward. South Africa and England, and when you're working in the right direction, then God knows you're honest, we want to do the best for Indian cricket, and that's great, but it's just a stepping stone.
The captain had words of encouragement for the Australian team that has been fighting throughout the series.
"Australia will always be competitive, every team goes through a transition, and their dominance has kept the cricket world exciting for so many years, I'm sure they will regroup as a team and play an exciting cricket in the future."
After a tough 19-day test of cricket, the captain said the team deserves to relax.
"The celebrations are going to last all night and I can assure you." Now we do not have any more test crickets and there are no more alarms in the morning, the crowds have been great, they have never let us feel like we're playing outside. " They come in numbers at all stages, "the captain signed.