Virat Kohli presents his jerseys to Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released a video showing Virat Kohli presenting his jerseys to Australian cricketers in Ahmedabad. The four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) Test series concluded on Monday (March 13), with India winning the series 2-1 as the fourth Test ended in a boring draw in Ahmedabad. The series concluded on a nice note, with no negative occurrences between the two teams. Former India captain Virat Kohli, who has a “love-hate” relationship with Australian fans, offered a warm hand to the Australian players after the conclusion of the Test series.
Kohli’s heartwarming gesture:
As the fourth Test concluded in a tie on Monday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Kohli presented his jerseys to Australian players Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey. Kohli’s jersey was given in a video aired by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
According to one of the traveling Australian reporters, Kohli also gave one of his bats to Marnus Labuschagne. Kohli, who snapped his Test century drought with a patient 186 against Australia in Ahmedabad on Monday, said he’s not in a “space where I’ll go out and prove someone wrong”.
Earlier in the series, Australian players presented Cheteshwar Pujara with a signed kit for his 100th Test in Delhi, a gesture identical to what the Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian team did for Nathan Lyon in the last Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia in 2020/21.
Recap of the 4th test match:
The Indian hitter had to wait more than three years for his 28th Test century, which helped India finish with 571 in response to Australia’s 480 in the drawn fourth and final game. He said after being named Player of the Match that the expectations that he has for himself as a player are more significant to him.
Kohli stated that he was struggling in the Test format and that he needed to work more. Kohli faced 364 balls in his 186-run inning and scored just 60 runs off boundaries. That was a smart move, because India didn’t have a batter because Shreyas Iyer hurt his back.
On Day 5, the fourth Test at Ahmedabad finished in a tie, with Australia hitting 175 runs for the cost of two wickets. On the last day, Matthew Kuhnemann and Travis Head batted for Australia, and although Kuhnemann was bowled early, Head went on to hit an amazing 90.
Axar Patel’s ball hit a rut outside of Head’s off stump, causing him to drive. The ball hit Head’s stumps after he missed the stroke. This wicket provided India a glimmer of optimism, but it was swiftly dashed as captain Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne combined in the middle for an unbroken 22-run stand for the third wicket.
Both Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne batted until the end of the day during the Ahmedabad Test. After several attempts, Indian bowlers were unable to remove Smith or Labuschagne, who eventually opted to terminate the game in a tie with India skipper Rohit Sharma, which resulted in a tie at the conclusion of the match and gave India a 2-1 lead in the series. India have now won the Border Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth year in a row, and this time with exactly the same margin.
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