Can Kohli's India script this historic feat?
Only one team, in the history of cricket, has been able to win the Test series after going down 0-2. This remarkable feat was achieved by Bradman's Australia in 1936-37. In the ongoing 5-match Test series, India trail the hosts by a 1-2 margin. The win, at Nottingham, has given Kohli and his boys the much needed momentum. But can they emulate Bradman's team?
Can India achieve the unthinkable after 82 years?
82 years ago, Sir Donald Bradman's Australia overcame a 0-2 deficit as they won the Ashes against England 3-2. Since then, no other team has managed to replicate this record. India face England next at Southampton before the final Test in London. Can Kohli's troops do the unthinkable and clinch the series like Bradman's boys did in 1936-37?
Shastri plays down the possibility
India coach Ravi Shastri talked down the possibility of his side going on to achieve this feat. Shastri, in a press-conference, stated that, "1936-37? I wasn't even born, man! Why are you reminding me of 36-37?" India would be wanting to take it match by match and the first target will be to do well in the fourth Test and see what happens next.
Can India emulate Bradman's Australia? Our take
India have a stiff task ahead. England are definitely going to hit back at the visitors and Kohli's men need to replicate their Nottingham form to have a say and sniff at this feat. One cannot claim that it is impossible, but it is unlikely.