Kohli will return home with a heavy heart for defeat, will India be able to save the series now?

Adelaide
Defeat is a defeat Every defeat falls but India’s defeat to Australia at the Adelaide Oval ground is very painful in many ways. After this match, captain Virat Kohli will leave home for the birth of his first child with a heavy heart. Kohli was the lucky charm for India before this match. From 2015, before the Adelaide Test, the number of times Kohli won the toss in a Test match, India did not lose that match but after 25 matches it was the first time that Kohli won the toss and India lost the match.

This defeat of India is very painful as after winning the toss, India scored 244 thanks to 74 runs by Kohli in the first innings and took the lead of 53 runs to dismiss Australia for 191 with the help of their bowlers. It seemed that India would put pressure on Australia by making a good total in the second innings but the opposite happened and on the third day on Saturday, the Indian innings was reduced to 36 runs in the first session.

This is India’s minimum in Test matches. Also, this is the fourth minimum innings total in Test history. In this match, the bowling of the batsmen as well as the bowlers opened because in the second innings, the Indian bowlers could not do the feat which the Australian bowlers did and Australia won by 8 wickets.

Mohammed Shami suffered a hand injury during the batting and was retired hurt. Now Shami’s injury will be assessed. Captain Kohli says that Shami feels a serious injury as he is unable to raise his hand properly. Now, if Shami’s injury is serious, it may be difficult for him to play in the second Test. This will be another setback for India as Kohli is leaving, it will make Shami’s departure more difficult.

The Indian team management will clarify what Shami’s position is by evening. The captain said that he cannot say much about Shami’s injury right now. He definitely said that Shami’s hand has to be scanned, and only after that the correct position will be known. Now Kohli will return home with the happiness of new guests coming in his family, but this defeat of Adelaide will remain green in the mind of not only Kohli but his teammates as well as every cricket lover of India for years.

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The year 2020 was not really good for Kohli. He played in IPL after 8 months of captivity and the team could not reach the title. He then left for Australia and finished seven years without a century.

When Kohli made his debut in 2008, it never happened to him. He could not score a single century in any format in the entire calendar year. This year, Kohli played a total of 24 matches in all three formats, including 6 Tests and 9–9 ODIs and T20 matches, but not a single century came out of Kohli’s bat. His top individual score this year was 89. In 2008, Kohli played five ODIs and his personal highest total was 54 runs.

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