Choosing to bowl first, India restricted Australia to a middling 230 before chasing down the target with four balls to spare. And again, like the Test series, a lot of variables fell into place in this ODI, lessening Kohli’s headaches.
The reason he sought alternative career routes: “To get away from sport and know how the rest of the world works.” But in the end, he realised one thing: “I love all these very much, but love cricket more.” And it was cricket that gave him the passage to India.
Over those 71 years, most of the teams returned with egos hurt and belief shattered. It took India 30 years to win their first Test ever here, 41 years before they won a series. Between 1981 and 2004, they didn’t win a single Test.
India's eternal wait for a match-winning fast bowler ends at the skidding step of Jasprit Bumrah. Lighting up the Australian summer, winning over the barrackers from Down Under as India chase a historic series win, the always-mature pacer is at the centre of all happy tidings in Indian cricket.