“Champions re not made in gyms.
Champions are made from something they have rooted inside them-
a desire, a dream & a vision”.
Indian cricket got its new seminal moment after charismatic Virat Kohli led the country to a inaugural series victory on Australian soil, ending a 71-year wait to script a golden offshoot in the game’s history. It is a rare first Down Under for India since Lala Amarnath’ side visited the country back in 1947-48 months after independence to face Sir Don Bradman’s ‘Untouchable’.It was a ‘freeze the frame’ as the Indian team took a ‘Field of Honour’ of the SCG with the both Indian and Australian fans encouraging them. The country’s greatest opener Sunil Gavaskar said that this is history and a dreadful moment for Indian history.
“The difference between ordinary & extraordinary is that slight extra.
Go give it team India”.
India designate to bat first and had a shaky start to the innings. But Cheteshwar Pujara erect tall and scored a century, taking the visitors to 250 in their first innings. Australia in response made 235 giving India a slender lead of 15 runs. India started well in the second innings and peer comfortable with both Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane scoring respective half-centuries. But the Indian tail fall down losing five wickets for just 25 runs, eventually getting bowled out for 307. Australia, needing 322 to win, kept losing wickets at usual intervals and eventually were wrap out for 291 runs to give India a historic victory at Adelaide.
“Teamwork: simply stated, it is less me and more you.
So stay one team India!”.
Now India gear up to switch format, Kohli’s biggest takeaway will be the confidence before they start their preparations for the ODI World Cup. As they take on multiple international teams in limited overs cricket between now and the World Cup. It is only the beginning to what could be one of the greatest years in Indian cricket and for once, “the dream is real”.
“Win should be your lust, forget the rest,
Team India you are simply the best”.