Virat Kohli, who scored a century against Bangladesh in 2019, ended his century drought with 186 off 364 balls with 15 boundaries to hand the Ahmedabad Test a flat pitch. After this, Virat Kohli was selected as the man of the match for the Ahmedabad Test match.
In fact, the man of the match award should have been given to Usman Khawaja, who played a marathon innings and scored 180 runs in the scorching heat for more than 10 hours. The man of the match award could have been a tribute to him coming to India and contributing to a good Test series in a situation where there was heavy criticism while he was delayed in getting a visa before coming to the series. But Virat Kohli won.
Meanwhile, after Virat Kohli won the man of the match award after the Ahmedabad Test draw, he told Star TV: “The expectations I have on myself as a player are important to me. A method and inspiration for my game in the last 10 years of Test cricket has been lacking in my game for the last few years. So I tried to bring it back.
Right from the first innings in Nagpur I felt like I was batting well. But we focused on batting as much as possible for the team. I did it for a while but couldn’t do it like I did in the past.
I was a bit disappointed by this. But I am batting well, I was confident that if the pitch is decent, I will score a big century,” said Virat Kohli.
On the 5th day of the Ahmedabad Test today, the game was declared over when the Australian team scored 175 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in their 2nd innings. India won the Border – Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 and meet Australia again in the final of the ICC Test Championship. Read > Ahmedabad Test Draw; Series win India – Qualify for ICC Test Championship final!