Previous India captains Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni had won Tests in England and South Africa, but never in Australia in the same year. @ Twitter/BCCI
Previous India captains Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni had won Tests in England and South Africa, but never in Australia in the same year. @ Twitter/BCCI

India captain Virat Kohli, who has had a phenomenal 2018, has added another feather to his hat becoming the first Asian captain to win a Test in England, South Africa and Australia in a calendar year. Kohli, who recently turned 30, achieved the feat after India’s historic 31-run victory against the Baggy Green in the opening Test of the four-match series at Adelaide on Monday.

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Previous India captains Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni had won Tests in England and South Africa, but never in Australia in the same year.

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Under Kohli, India began the year with the tour of South Africa. After drawing a blank in the first two Tests – in Centurion and Cape Town – India bounced back to win the third Test at Johannesburg by 63 runs. Despite the 2-1 series loss, Kohli emerged as the highest run-scorer among both teams scoring 286 runs in six innings at an average of 47.67.

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India had a miserable run on their tour of England this year. They followed the same script they did in South Africa, losing the first two Tests, but bounced back to win the third comprehensively by 203 runs. England however, ensured the series belongs to them bagging the last two Tests to clinch the series 4-1.

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Kohli was incredible in England with the bat where he accumulated 593 runs from 10 innings at an average of 59.30. The action now shifts to Perth where the second Test begins on December 14.