AUS vs IND: Virat Kohli praised the Indian team and the replacement captain Ajinkya Rahane.© AFP
Virat Kohli took to social media to congratulate the “whole team” on their eight-wicket victory against Australia in the second test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The win helped the visitors bring the four-game streak 1-1. Kohli, who returned home after the first test match, took to Twitter and wrote: “What a win this is, absolutely a great effort from the whole team. have led… From here on and up “.
What a victory this is, absolutely a tremendous effort from the whole team. Couldn’t be happier for the guys and especially Jinks who amazingly led the team to victory. From here on and up
– Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 29, 2020
India sealed the win on Day 4, with young Shubman Gill putting down a stylish hitter. He scored an unbeaten knock of 35 runs from 36 balls and also hit seven fours.
Earlier on Day 4, Australia was thrown out for 200 in its second innings, and had a slim 69-run lead. Although India lost two early wickets at Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara, the replacement captain Ajinkya Rahane gave Gill company to lead the visitors to a resounding victory.
It’s worth noting that Rahane had also hit a century in India’s first innings of the second Test match.
Kohli was part of the first test match, which India lost. He was given paternity leave from the BCCI because the batsman and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child in January 2021.
The third test match starts on January 7 and is scheduled for the Sydney Cricket Ground. But an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Sydney has placed a cloud over SCG hosting the test.
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