Indian Team has witnessed incredible Test cricket victory in recent years both in-home and away matches under the best captain Virat Kohli or King Kohli. In 2014 after MS Dhoni, the most successful captain of the red ball format retired which pilot his deputy, Virat Kohli to take over the responsibility and have eventually grounded with a bang and ticked every box of excellence and put the same standard on the show. Virat’s era has been exceptional and he has finally signature out to be the most victorious red-ball captain of India. Virat’s aggression and whole-hearted devotion with the vital potion of Passion for the game put the Indian Cricket team at supreme heights. Virat Kohli captained the team in 68 matches and is the most Test match appearance as a skipper and was victorious on 40 occasions of them which stand him in the fourth position in the list of successful Test captains in the world and topmost spot for the Indian Cricket Team.
On 15th January 2022, Kohli stepped down from the Indian Test Match captaincy with achievements of most wins by Indian captain which totals up to 40, with the iconic victory overseas. Let’s flashback our cricketing nostalgia aiming at the best 3 Test matches of the Indian Cricket Team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli which sends the message of the team’s winning spirit and the capability that the squad has to demolish its arched rivals at any venue with superior hold.
England vs India in 2021 at Lord’s:
It is always an exceptional sight for the Indian spectator to experience victory against the English side in English conditions at the home of cricket. It is an absolute pleasure to see the Indian team blooming out at its best with fiery performance throughout the tournament against a very strong English side which marks the presence of match winners of the game and put an excellent standard in front of the cricketing world.
This was the match conducted when India toured England for five-match Test series where the first match of the series concluded with a draw and the second match India was to bat where they put up a score of 364 with KL Rahul as the best to handle the batting department with the highest runs of 129 for the team. On the other hand, England sets a score of 391 runs with Joe Root’s excellent 180 runs not out. India in the second innings batted to set a target of 272 runs for England to win the match. But this time when England stepped out to bat, they found a different bowling attack from the Indian unit as they tumbled the well stable English batting line-up for just 120 runs and India won the match with a remarkable margin of 151 runs in which Mohammed Siraj end the match with 8 wickets coupled with the outstanding exhibition of bowling skills from the other Indian bowlers. The match basically banners out the aggressiveness of the Indian Team led by Virat Kohli.
India vs Australia in 2017 at Bangalore:
This Test match treasured all the thrills and drills as it stretched out to the last session for the decision and was the first-ever test match in which India has ever played in such crunch conditions in a Test match format. India was competing against Australia in which the Aussies were taking a lead by clinching victory for 333 runs in Pune and now the Indian team charges out in Bangalore by winning the toss and elected to bat first. The Indian batting order managed to score 189 runs with KL Rahul collecting 90 runs as the best and the Australian spinner Nathan Lyon came out to be extremely lethal by bagging 8 wickets in that very innings. The Australian team can only survive by placing a lead of 89 runs with Shaun Marsh’s 66 runs and Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja grabbing 6 wickets. In response, India gets into a score of 274 runs by the assistance of Cheteshwar Pujar’s 92 runs. Now Australia was required only 188 runs to hold the winner’s trophy. But this Indian team bounced back hard and showed their character and intent as the only solution was to Do or Die, and likewise our bowlers stand out on our expectation and most particularly, R. Ashwin was that bright superstar in the dark sky who took 6 wickets in the fourth innings and assured India to its most awaited winning voyage by 75 runs.
Australia vs India in 2018 at Adelaide:
This series was something special for us all. Virat’s captaincy composition was well prominent in this series as aggression and passion were on top of every Indian player which was garnished by the component of self-belief, will win and enjoy the game as if it’s our ground and no one on the planet can drop us down. This spirit was the exclusive X-factor that clicked for them. Indian team won the vital toss and put up a score of 250 runs with the dazzling performance of Pujara’s 123 runs of 246 balls and was the lone warrior in the pack. Likewise, on the other hand, Australian batter Travis Head constructed the innings single-handedly with 72 runs and the team smash down for a total of 235 runs. In the second innings Pujara scored 71, Rahane scored 70 at the most, and sets a score of 323 runs as Lyon was extremely clever in trapping wickets that totals up to 6. The Australian team fought very well and make an attempt to reach the target but barricaded near the score of 31 runs to win as Indian bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets each and won the match for India. This was the historical win for India as it was the first-ever Test series win on Australian land
What do you think, which test match defines Virat Kohli’s excellent performance the most? If you want to add any other test match to your top 3 lists free to share with us.