Virat Kohli is the only Asian Test captain to defeat Australia in Australia. While there is no denying that India were against a weakened Australian batting line-up without star performers Smith and Warner, they could only play against the 11 that were named against them.
India is scheduled to tour Australia again at the end of this year and a full power Australia would be looking to avenge defeat. However, the series may well have to be played behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recently, when Lyon was asked about how that factor could affect the outcome of the series, the off-spinner replied “I was talking to Starcy (Mitchell Starc) the other day and said that it we actually play with no crowd, it’ll be quite amazing to see Virat trying to rev up the (empty) seats.” However, the GOAT added that Virat is probably good enough to adapt to any scenario.”