Brisbane: After winning the test series 2-1 against Australia, India cricket head coach Ravi Shastri said on Tuesday it was the team’s toughest tour Indian to this day. He also paid tribute to Indian regular captain Virat Kohli for instilling confidence in the team. Kohli (Virat Kohli) returned home after the first Test Match loss in Adelaide. After his departure, Ajinkya Rahane took command of Team India and gave India a 2-1 series victory. Earlier, also in 2018-19, under Kohli captaincy, India beat Australia 2-1 at home.
Kohli stays with the squad after returning home
Shastri said after the end of the fourth test: “It was the most difficult tour yet. Despite the injuries of many players, we play Kovid and Quarantine. So nothing is more than that. He said: “You must pay homage to Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli). They are not there Kohli was not with us, but he is still with us. Even after Kohli’s character is not shown.
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Shastri greeted his stay
The coach praised acting captain Ajinkya Rahane, saying: “ Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) also performed his job in the same way Kohli did. We had no more options and before the start of the last test we had no choice. India also beat Australia on their own soil the last time around. But there was no bowler in this last test, who was with the team on this tour. Therefore, it was important to maintain self-confidence. Shastri praised Rahane’s captaincy and said: “I think he did his brilliant job staying calm. It was not easy to make the other team disappear with only these bowlers, who had only played three test games before, but who believed in themselves.
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Shastri got emotional after winning the series
He said: “People think it happened overnight, but it didn’t. It is a process that lasted 5 to 6 years. These players have been playing with each other for five to six years. The tour was difficult for him, he also lost. But what he learned from it can never be forgotten. Losing is a different thing, but it’s a good thing not to withdraw from the game after losing. That’s what the team did and we have to pay tribute to Kohli. Shastri said that after winning the series, tears began to flow from his eyes. He said it was unrealistic to be awarded 36 points and then play like a champion.