Brisbane After winning the 2–1 Test series against Australia, the Indian Cricket Team head coach Ravi Shastri said on Tuesday that it was the toughest tour of the Indian team so far. He also credited India’s regular captain Virat Kohli for instilling confidence in the team. Kohli (Virat Kohli) returned home after the first Test match defeat in Adelaide. After his departure Ajinkya Rahane took command of Team India and gave India a 2–1 series win. Earlier, in 2018-19 also, under the captaincy of Kohli, India beat Australia 2–1 at home.
Kohli stays with the team after returning home
Shastri said after the end of the fourth Test, ‘This was the toughest tour till date. Despite the injuries to many players, we are playing in Kovid and Quarantine. So nothing is more than this. He said, ‘You must give credit to Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli). They are not here Kohli was not with us, but he is always with us. Showed even if Kohli is not a character.
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Shastri praised his stay
The coach praised the caretaker captain Ajinkya Rahane, saying, ‘Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) also carried out his work in the same way that Kohli has done. We had no choice left and before the start of the last test we had no choice. India had also defeated Australia on their own land last time. But there was no bowler in this last Test, who was with the team on that tour. Therefore, it was important to maintain self-confidence. Shastri praised Rahane’s captaincy and said, ‘I think he did his brilliant work by remaining calm. It was not easy to allout the other team with only those bowlers, who had played only three Test matches before, but believed in themselves.
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Shastri became emotional after winning the series
He said, ‘People believe that this has happened overnight, but it is not so. This is a process that has taken 5-6 years to complete. These players have been playing with each other for the last five-six years. It was difficult for them, they also lost. But what he learned from this can never be forgotten. Losing is a different thing, but it is a good thing not to drop yourself out of the match after the loss. This is what the team did and you have to give credit to Kohli. Shastri said that after winning the series, tears started coming from his eyes. He said it is unrealistic to be allotted for 36 runs and then play like a champion.