Virat Kohli scripted history on Monday as he became the first Indian and Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia India finished their 71-year-long wait by winning their first test series by a margin of 2-1 as the fourth and final Test ended in a draw in Sydney. An ecstatic Virat Kohli, took to Twitter to post an inspirational message for his team for scripting an epic chapter in Indian cricket history. "So proud to be a part of this team, great feeling! ?? This is not just a team this is a family.? Onwards and upwards from here on. ?????????? @BCCI , "Virat Kohli tweeted.
– Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 7, 2019
At the post-match presentation, the story of Kohli
"Definitely, this is just the stepping stone for us. The average age in the team is quite low. Our intent has always been good, and that is to take Indian cricket forward. that in SA and in England, and when you're working in the right direction then God knows you are honest
"We want to do the best for Indian cricket, and this is outstanding, but it's just a stepping stone. The captain has said of the Australian team which has struggled throughout the series," the proud captain said.
Kohli's heaped praise on Man of the Series Cheteshwar Pujara and the joint-highest wicket-taker Jasprit Bumrah (21) The-30-year-old also lauded the efforts of Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant.
"Want to give a special mention to Pujara, He's a guy always willing to accept things, He's the nicest man around, Special mention to Mayank Agarwal too. Boxing Day to come in and a high quality attack against like this. Rishabh as well, coming into his own and dominating attacks, "he said.
India reinforced their status as the world's number one team and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a historical 2-1 series win.