Light rain prevented play from starting on time at the Sydney Cricket Ground Sunday with Australia struggling on 236 for six in the fourth and final Test against India. Saw everyone emotional there, but I didn't feel it then.
Kohli further added that the victory is still a stepping stone for the young team. It was a "freeze the frame" as the Indian team took a "Lap of Honour" of the SCG with the both Indian and Australian fans cheering them. With their full focus on how to decode Kohli's genius, Australian team led by an out of depth Tim Paine realised late that Pujara has struck from the "blind side" with his near flawless defensive technique and three hundreds.
"We learnt from those mistakes (made in South Africa and England) and fired at home - properly. Once you start off well you know that you're a very good chance of winning the series", he said.
But needing a win to level the four-match series, Australia crumbled to 300 all out, compounding the misery after some soft dismissals by the top order on Saturday as they stare down the barrel of defeat.
"I want to say I've never been more proud to be part of a team than this one here".
Such was the fragility of the Australian batting, a full day's play possibly could have been enough to win a record three Test matches in a single series in Australia had the heavens not opened up While Australian batting was severely handicapped due to the suspensions of their premier batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner but it can take nothing away from the heady achievement of Kohli's men, who have conquered an unchartered frontier with a lion-hearted display. There have been positives and the team has talent, it was good for the batsmen to face the top bowling attack in the world.
GETTY IMAGESJasprit Bumrah of India celebrates dismissing Peter Handscomb of Australia as the hosts plunged towards a big deficit on day four
"Scoring a ton at Adelaide and going 1-0 up is what we were aiming for". "We know how hard it is to win overseas, first time it's ever been done, so well done to those guys", he said. The way the bowlers have dictated and dominated, not here but also in England and SA, it's something I haven't seen before.
"We've had four bowlers, and it's not easy taking 20 wickets, so credit goes to all our fast bowlers and spinners.It is remarkable", he said.
"When asked Pujara what's next for him in the year, he said", "Will be playing some first-class cricket & then during IPL, I may play County Cricket".
Play at the Sydney Cricket Ground had finally got underway after a rain delay of nearly four hours and India needed just 80 minutes to take the last four wickets at a cost of 64 runs.
It was a huge relief for the home side, having not won a Test since the ball-tampering "sandpapergate" scandal that rocked global cricket last March.