Leeds: August 24 marked the 50th anniversary – the golden jubilee – of India, having won their maiden Test series in England. It is also the eve of India’s third Test against England, which if they win will ensure that they do not lose the series.
“To be honest, I don’t think much about history. For us, what matters as a team is that wherever we play in the world, what matters is the decisions we make at that point in time. We don’t want to chase anything, or miss anything,” Kohli told the media to keep his focus on the current series.
Exactly half a century ago, on 24 August, the fifth and final day of the third and final Test at The Oval, the Ajit Wadekar-led Indian team defeated England by four wickets. The first two Tests were drawn, so a victory in the third Test sealed their first Test series win in England for India.