Virat Kohli created history by becoming the first Indian captain to win the opening Test match in Australia and speaking to Isa Guha in the post-match presentation ceremony, the Indian captain sounded "super proud" of his team.

Kohli failed to score his trademark Adelaide century in this Test match but the Indian captain was more than happy to trade his personal achievement for the team's glory. But things got a little tense for his side as the pair of Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood put on a 32-run stand for the final wicket.

"Well look, these things happen in Test cricket – ups and downs through the game. But it is important to stay calm at that point. You understand that those chances are going to come at some stage and the odds were stacked up against them as soon as we got Pat Cummins out."

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Kohli (R) celebrates with Ashwin (L) after the fall of Australia's last wicket at AdelaideRyan Pierse/Getty Images

But Kohli admitted that he was not as calm inside as he tried to portray but Jasprit Bumrah was getting more impatient towards the end than he did.

"I wouldn't say that I was cool as ice but you just try not to show it. I think Jasprit in the last over that he bowled was getting a bit worked up so I told him to stay calm. It's just a matter of one mistake or one good ball."

"That's the thing that kept us going, that we just need one good ball or one mistake from the batsmen to win us this Test match."

Kohli also mentioned that he is "super proud" of his bowlers who took 20 wickets to win them the game.

"Well (I'm) super proud (of the bowlers). To have four bowlers and take 20 wickets to win the Test match I think it's an outstanding feat. Something we haven't done in the past in Australia. That's why we are very proud of our bowlers."

"They are at their peak, all of them together, and it's something that us as batsmen look at as an opportunity to put in good performances."

Kohli heaped praise on the man of the match Cheteshwar Pujara and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for their partnership in the second innings before saying that India deserved to win the match.

"Pujara and Rahane particularly showed that (stepped up with the bat) for us in both the innings and collectively we were the better team and we deserved to win."

Kohli singled out the grit and determination of Pujara echoing Australian captain Tim Paine's sentiments that the batsman was the difference between the two sides.

"(Pujara's innings was) priceless. We were down and out at lunch on day 1. But I think his belief and his grit and determination kept us in the game. He brought us back beautifully and the game was poised equally on day 2."

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A happy Indian team after their victory in the opening Test against AustraliaQuinn Rooney/Getty Images
Finishing off Kohli said that he was delighted with the victory heading into the second Test match at Perth.

"Look, if someone told me we'd be 1-0 up as soon as we come to Australia, I'd have taken it with both hands, so very happy right now."