XtraTime Web Desk: Indian captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday shared a throwback pic from the Adelaide test match in 2014. It was in this test match Kohli made his debut as test captain. What was even more special Kohli scored centuries in both innings (115 & 141). Although India ended up losing the test match by 48 runs, but Kohli showed the world that he was ready to take on the captaincy baton from MS Dhoni in the longer format.
Taking to instagram, Kohli wrote, “Throwback to this very special and important test in our journey as the test team that we are today. Adelaide 2014 was a game filled with emotion on both sides and an amazing one for people to watch too. Although we didn’t cross the line being so close, it taught us that anything is possible if we put our mind to it because we committed to doing something which seemed very difficult to begin with but almost pulled it off. All of us committed to it. This will always remain a very important milestone in our journey as a test side.”
Kohli never looked back since, as he is now the most successful captain for India across formats. Adelaide will always have a special place for the Indian captain as he led the team to a win in the first test match of the series in 2018. The Indian team went on to win historic test series win, the first ever in Down Under.