India v Australia Tests: Virat Kohli & his love affair with the kangaroos!

In 2014, MSD steps down as Test captain, Virat Kohli is the captain and in his first outing, he scores tons in both innings (115, 141) at Adelaide.

Big players rise to the occasion and that is when they start getting recognised. For example, had Virat Kohli got the double ton against Australia instead of Bangladesh, that would have been among his best. Probably Laxman became very, very special because of his love of getting runs against historical cricketing giants, Australia. Virat Kohli does the same, time and again, he likes a big challenge, that instinct is vivid when he chases down big targets, with ease.

His love affair with Australia can be traced back to 2012, when he got his maiden hundred against Australia and since then has never looked back. If you remember, he played a back foot punch and there could have been a three but he was so excited to get to 100 that he forgot, that is what a Test hundred meant to him. Come 2014, Virat Kohli has already become one of the best upcoming talents. That series he took his game to a different level altogether smashing four centuries in four Tests.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as Test captain, Virat Kohli is the new captain and in his first outing as captain, he scores centuries in both innings (115, 141) at Adelaide, does it get any better? Then he laces it with two more tons at Melbourne 169 and 147 at Sydney. Even a banter here and there did not affect him, in fact he allowed the bat to do the talking. To add to that, in 2013 when the Australians toured India he got a solitary hundreds, at Chennai.

These are Bradmanesque numbers for sure. Kohli, as a captain will also look to extend his dream run of being unbeaten in 19 Test and winning 6 Test series on the trot. Come tomorrow and his battle with Mitchell Starc will be mouth watering.