The second ODI between the Australian women and India would remain not merely as one that offered an exciting finish but as one where Indians, despite ending second best, emerged out of it with their honour and dignity magnified.
One hopes that the decision to step down from T20 captaincy helps Kohli to relax and tone down his on-field behaviour when India takes the field during the World Cup.
Ravindra Jadeja equipped himself quite well, coming good with the bat and ball at critical junctures.
India came close to creating history during their chase of 438, falling short only by nine runs with the match ending in a draw in 1979.
It appears that Virat Kohli-led side was unaware of the rich heritage of Headingley and the history of battles fought there in the past.
It was on August 24, 1971, that Ajit Wadekar-led India defeated England by four wickets at The Oval to record their maiden Test and series win on British soil.
The ongoing series will decide the winner of the third round of their contest between Kohli and Anderson.
Chopra proved to a strong competitor and hardly showed any sign of nerves as he comfortably threw the javelin with the self assurance of a champion end India' medal drought in Olympics track and field events.
It can be said with certainty that a podium finish will certainly help to sustain the game in our country and encourage more youngsters to take it up.
The story of Mirabai Chanu, the country's first medal winner in Tokyo Olympics, is one that should provide inspiration and motivation to aspiring athletes.
Yashpal was not immensely gifted in the manner of Viswanath nor did he possess the technical perfection of Gavaskar but he made up for these by his steely resolve and never-say-die attitude.
Selectors did not show with him the level of patience that they had demonstrated while handling the early failures of Dilip Vengsarkar, nor did they consider the string of tall scores that he made in first-class matches subsequently.