India head coach Ravi Shastri went on to state that he cannot see captain Kohli’s feat of winning against Australia both in away and home series being replicated by any other Indian captain for a very long time.
“I cannot see Virat’s feat of winning against Australia both at home and away being emulated by another Indian captain for a very long time, cricket.com.au quoted Shastri as saying in ‘India’s 71-Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia’ book.
“The satisfaction gained in registering India’s first series win in Australia after 71 years of heartbreak was immense,” he added.
“The great thing about success in Australia is that it does not come easily. As a professional sportsperson, you know that when you win the hard way, you command respect,” Shastri said.
“Indian teams have done well in Australia since the turn of the (21st) century, but did not have the depth of fast-bowling resources. That is why this Indian team commanded respect from the hard-to-please Aussies like few others in the past,” he added.