Kohli hails series win as his 'proudest moment'

Kohli hails series win as his 'proudest moment'

Kohli hails series win as his 'proudest moment'

We've been working really hard to win a series overseas.

The Chairman of Selectors, MSK Prasad hailed Indian National Cricket team's effort in Australia saying that the a year ago was a big learning curve for Virat Kohli & Co. "We have faith in them going forward", he said.

India clinched the four-match series 2-1 in Sydney on Monday, sparking national celebrations.

Talking to the media in the post-match press conference, Kohli was asked about his feelings having achieved his dream of winning a Test series overseas.

Attendances at India's home Tests have been at times inconsistent in recent years, while big crowds continue to flock to one-day internationals and the Indian Premier League. With the draw in Sydney, India won their first-ever Test series in Australia, ending a 71-year wait after wins in Adelaide and Melbourne.

Gavaskar was proud of how the Indian team performed in Australia.

Australia struggled without batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner, who are serving a 12 month ban for the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa last March.

"I am sure, in times, to come we will be reaching many more milestones", Prasad said to India Today.

"If your fast bowlers are happy and fighting as a team, you can win anywhere in the world", he said.

Tim Paine's side were unable to paper over the cracks left by their absence, and even the vaunted pace attack of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins failed to fire, except for spells in the victory in Perth. But sometimes we get nervous as batsmen, we don't quite realise it.

"It's a great feeling for all of us. So, having stuck to our task and executed what we wanted and gotten the result, we, as a team, feel absolutely complete now that we have done what we set out to do, not to show to anyone else but to prove ourselves that yes, we could do it and we have done it". "Congratulations to the Indian Cricket Team for the hard-fought and richly deserved series victory", PM Modi tweeted.

'That's the determination and the ruthlessness, the mindset with which this team went out to play in this series. While expressing delight at India's "historic" achievement, Prasad also said India, including the selection committee, support staff, and the players, learned from the mistakes that they had made during their 2-1 and 4-1 defeats in South Africa and England, respectively in 2018.

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