Enough preparations and build-up at the beginning always make a giant event special. And when it comes to series between India and Australia, there can be nothing more special.
Both the teams have witnessed many memorable battles and many records have been made between them. The upcoming series promises yet another exciting episode when both the teams face in the first T20I on November 21.
Before the series began, two legends from both the team gave a treat to the cricket fans. Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist and Indian skipper Virat Kohli came together for an interview for Australia’s Fox Cricket.
Before the interview came live, Gilchrist posted a picture of himself with Kohli on his Instagram account. There, the second-most successful wicketkeeper with 416 dismissals, praised the Indian skipper. He called Virat “thoughtful”, “insightful” and as a man with “awesome self-belief”.
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Kohli was seen donning the blue jersey in the photo. The caption also read that the former Australian cricketer said he owed Kohli a dinner.
Kohli will lead India in the series which will feature three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs. Gabba, Brisbane will host the first T20I while the first Test will start from December 6 at Adelaide.
This will be India’s third overseas tour this year after their 1-2 and 1-4 Test series loss against South Africa and England respectively.
30-year-old Kohli recently became the fastest to complete 10,000 ODI runs. He had also played extremely well in the previous tours but failed to find worthy partners. Kohli had a successful 2014-15 Australia tour, where he had also captained in two Tests.
Till now Kohli has played eight Tests against Australia and has scored 992 runs with an average of 62. His highest score against Australia is 169 which came in Melbourne in 2014.