Ah, Test cricket… There is just a beauty to it that the other formats lack.
Of course, the Indian team playing well overseas makes it all the more special, regardless the result.
Now, while India may have beaten Australia in Adelaide, can we really say that we played well? Sure, the pace bowlers have been impressive and Ashwin did exactly what was required of him, as did most of the batting line-up, at least sporadically.
The victory was still too narrow, in my opinion, especially against this severely depleted Aussie squad.
The good news is that there is one obvious aspect where we could see significant improvement. Take a look at this video, and see if you can notice it.
This is what happens when your top order is more accustomed to T20 than Test cricket. People get out flashing outside the off-stump. Repeatedly.
Back in my day, temperament and shot-selection actually meant something. We didn’t give our wickets away. The opponent had to pry them out of our sticky, sweaty hands.
But the kids these days, I tell you… Sigh…