In the Ahmedabad Test, Virat Kohli ended the drought of his centuries by playing an excellent innings. He scored 186 runs and was the highest run scorer for India in the series.
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New Delhi: The last Test played in Ahmedabad ended without any result, but despite this, this Test gave something that was needed and waited for a long time – Virat Kohli’s century. Kohli, the former captain of the Indian team, played an innings of 186 runs against Australia in Ahmedabad, which was his first Test century in three and a half years. This century made everyone happy, including Kohli’s teammates in Team India. Everyone wanted Kohli to play a big innings, that’s why Ravichandran Ashwin consoled Kohli by talking to him when he failed to make a big score.
Virat Kohli scored the highest 297 runs for India in the Test series against Australia, out of which 186 runs came in the last innings. Before that, Kohli had scored only 111 runs, in which 44 runs in Delhi was the highest score. In the Indore Test, like most of the batsmen of Team India, Kohli also failed and in such a situation, Ashwin talked to Kohli and told him that he is batting well, it is just a matter of time for a big score.
Talking to Kohli after the Indore Test
Talking to Star Sports on the last day of the fourth Test, Ashwin told that he had spoken to Kohli after Team India’s defeat in the Indore Test. Ashwin said,
Personally, Virat and I had a chat after the Indore Test. It is not that we both talk on such issues continuously but I personally felt that Virat was batting well. He was having a good time and was getting out in between 30-40 after getting starts.
Ashwin expected things to change
The purpose of this move of Ashwin was to support Kohli. He said, it was just about putting a hand on that person’s shoulder and telling that you are batting well, just need to hang on and things will change. Things have changed like this in my cricket career too, so I thought Kohli’s big innings would also come soon.
It can be said that Kohli justified Ashwin’s trust and played a tremendous innings. Kohli scored 186 in India’s first innings at the Narendra Modi Stadium, which was his highest score against Australia and also the highest by any batsman in the series.