Virat Kohli and men scripted history by defeating Australia by 137 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The series is now led by India by 2-1 and thus Virat Kohli became the first captain to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on the Australian soil. Needless to say that the team was overjoyed with the feat and the team decided to celebrate the same with a victory lap. After the match, Virat Kohli with the team led the players around the ground and thanked the audience for the support. Virat Kohli Backs India’s Domestic Cricket Standards Amid Mark Waugh, Kerry O’Keeffe’s Funny Comments.
Interestingly, throughout the Test match, there were racist comments hurled at the Indian players and fans. Cricket Australia even issued a warning to the attendees to not hurl racist comments at the players. But, on day 5 the scene was different as the crowd cheered for the winning team. Ravi Shastri Drinks Beer, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya Dance As Indian Squad Returns to Team Hotel in Melbourne: Watch Video.
The video of the victory lap, was shared by the official account of the Indian Cricket Team. “Thank you to all the fans for the love and support ♥️ A special win at the MCG as we head to the SCG next 🇮🇳😎 #TeamIndia #AUSvIND,” read the caption of the video. Virat Kohli Had a Perfect Reply to Crowds Chanting, ‘You’re a W****r' During India vs Australia 2018, 3rd Test.
Jasprit Bumrah walked away with the Man of the Match award for scalping six wickets. “To play Test cricket is a great feeling: be it Boxing Day or any other day. I made my India debut in Australia, so great feeling. I always focus on consistency. When you have so many options, you may get confused. Someday you get wickets, someday another mate will, but we don't think about those,” said Bumrah after the match.