How Indian Cricket changed since helicopter landed in Tests?
New Delhi: It is since two years when MS Dhoni had announced his retirement from Tests taking entire Cricketing fraternity by surprise on December 30, 2014. Cricket devotees thought that Indian Cricket would not be same after his retirement but Virat Kohli proved them all wrong.
It was the third Test of the four-match series against Australia when an instant departure from Mahi came. The match, however, ended in a draw while India lost the contest 2-0 to Australia.
MSD, one of the most successful captains, did not speak about his retirement neither in post-match conference nor at the presentation ceremony. The surprise retirement came in a BCCI press release.
Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, India changed its approach of playing Test Cricket and switched to aggressive mode of playing in the gentleman’s game. Kohli, however, faced a defeat in his debut Test as India lost to Australia in final Test of the series at Adelaide despite Virat’s quick-fire tons in both innings.
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And India began a dream run
- Kohli’s first series win came against Sri Lanka on its home soil after 2 years. India had scripted a historic 2-1 win over Lankans.
- South Africa became India’s next prey as was defeated 0-3 in the hands of Kohli’s brigade.
- Indian Cricket team outshined West Indies 2-0 in mid 2016.
- Later, Indians left New Zealand and England in dismay, beating them by 3-0 and 4-0 in thrilling contests.