Boxing Day Test: Virat Kohli shares dressing room photos after crushing Australia

first_imgCelebrations continued for Team India inside the dressing room after they hammered Australia by 137 runs in the third Test in Melbourne on Sunday.India, denied victory on day four by the tail-end resistance of Pat Cummins, were forced to wait nearly two-and-a-half hours for play to begin due to rain at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but when the weather cleared their bowlers wrapped up Australia’s innings for 261 in 22 minutes.In his second over, seamer Jasprit Bumrah had Cummins edge to Cheteshwar Pujara, who took a sharp, low catch in the slips to remove the bowler for a personal high score of 63.Paceman Ishant Sharma then sealed the result when he had Nathan Lyon edge behind to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant for seven when attempting to slog the ball.The wicket triggered bear hugs and backslaps among the Indian players as travelling fans in the sparse crowd roared with joy.After the game, India captain Kohli shared a series of pictures on his Instagram account in which the team could be seen celebrating the win.”What a win!! Proud to be part of this unit . Onto Sydney now. Jai hind,” Kohli wrote on the post.Head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun were seen enjoying the victory with beer bottles in hand.Having dominated with bat and ball throughout the one-sided Boxing Day clash, Kohli’s men will now head to the Sydney Cricket Ground with a genuine belief they can become the first Indian team to win a series Down Under.advertisementThe win also saw them retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy contested between the nations after claiming last year’s series 2-1 at home.”We’re not going to stop here, this has only given us more confidence to go out in Sydney and play even more positive cricket. The job is not done yet … We want to win the last Test as well.The Indian skipper is full of praise for star quick Jasprit Bumrah! #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) December 30, 2018″It’s all about taking pride in the roles we were given and executing them,” Kohli said at the trophy presentation.last_img

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