Nevertheless, the series win was more important and the delight on the Indian captain's face was visible after achieving the same.
When Kohli toured England for the first time in 2014, he struggled immensely on the seaming pitches, averaging only 13.40.
India on Tuesday awarded cash bonuses of up to $85,000 for Virat Kohli and his players who secured a historic first Test series triumph in Australia. However, on India's last tour of England in 2018, Kohli finished as the highest run-getter in the series, averaging 59.3 across 10 innings.
Having relinquished their ideal record in losing a home Test series to India for the first time in 71 years, Tim Paine's side now have the two upcoming matches against Sri Lanka on the immediate horizon.
"I think Virat Kohli deserves lot of praise for this performance and I would think this success can be put down to the solid domestic cricket structure in India", Akram said at a function.
But despite Australia's poor record in England since the turn of the century and their recent troubles since the Ashes 12 months ago, Shastri believes Tim Paine's men can succeed if they believe they can.
With Australia having not won a Test series in England for 18 years, their batsmen arguably know the difficulties of facing the Dukes all too well. "And it's again belief, because you've got the attack". "She understands the game and she can understand the sentiments of all the players, what they go through and stuff, which I think is the most handsome thing".