India captain Virat Kohli left Australian shores on Tuesday after a pep discuss to his beleaguered teammates, handing over the mantle of main the facet to Ajinkya Rahane within the remaining three Assessments.
Kohli is returning to India to attend the delivery of his first youngster in January.
Earlier than boarding the flight again residence, Kohli inspired his boys to provide their all within the the rest of the sequence, which the guests path 0-1 after the heavy defeat within the opening Check.
Constructive state of mind
The concept behind organising the pep discuss was to maintain the gamers in a optimistic state of mind heading into the essential Boxing Day Check in Melbourne.
India misplaced the lung-opener right here inside three days after crumbling to their lowest Check rating of 36. The second Check is scheduled to be held on the iconic Melbourne Cricket Floor from December 26-30. Kohli, who has been main the Check group since 2014, urged his gamers to indicate intent and categorical themselves on the sphere with none inhibitions. Whereas Kohli has departed for India, his white-ball deputy Rohit Sharma is quarantining in Sydney.
Kohli was India’s finest performer with the bat within the sequence opener, top-scoring with a sedate 74 within the first innings earlier than being run out following a misunderstanding with Rahane.