With the win in the final Test at Wanderers in Johannesburg, India retained the ICC Test Championship mace for the second year in a row. The Virat Kohli-led side had a stellar year, to finish at the head of the Test Rankings with 121 points. India also collect prize of $1 million along with the mace.
Receiving the International Cricket Council Test championship mace for the second year on the trot, Indian captain Virat Kohli suggested that he is looking forward to challenges in coming tours of England and Australia later this year, saying “I’d say we are still 80 percent.”
“When we are able to achieve what we want to in the two tours, we’ll be more content. But our 80 percent is also exciting. To be a world-class side, you have to be 100 percent,” added Kohli.
India is scheduled to play a five-match Test series in England in August and September and also to tour Australia for Tests in the summer of 2018-19.
India are presented with the prestigious mace for the fourth time, having won it in 2010 and 2011 under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni while Virat Kohli became the 10th captain to get the mace.
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