Team India just pulled off a feat that many are hailing as historic. India won the fourth and the final test of the series in Brisbane, Australia, with three wickets, clinching the series 2-1. The last time a visiting team came out triumphant from the Brisbane Cricket Ground was back in November 1988, when the mighty West Indian outfit, under the leadership of Viv Richards, thrashed Allan Border’s team by 9 wickets, according to news agency ANI. The Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as the Gabba, is a major sports stadium in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia.
Twitter has been flooded with tweets celebrating Team India’s win, with political leaders and celebrities putting out congratulatory messages. “Hats off to Indian Cricket Team for registering a historic series win. Entire nation is proud of your remarkable achievement. Well played Team India!” Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.
“We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout. So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit and determination. Congratulations to the team! Best wishes for your future endeavours,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor also took to Twitter to congratulate Team India. “#WordOfThe Day: epicariacy! I am not the gloating kind but there’s a special pleasure in reading these comments today… When everything else has been said, what remains but “wow”? #IndvsAus,” tweeted Tharoor.
Bollywood celebrities like Sidharth Malhota and Akshay Kumar also took to Twitter to congratulate India. Akshay Kumar tweeted: “Congratulations Team India for an exemplary performance, winning against all odds and creating history…truly Champions #INDvsAUS”.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai, a known cricket enthusiast, also expressed his enthusiasm on Twitter. “One of the greatest test series wins ever. Congrats India and well played Australia, what a series #INDvsAUS (sic),” his post read.
According to ANI, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has announced a ₹ 5 crore bonus for the team, as it retains the Border-Gavaskar trophy after chasing down 328 in the final test to end Australia’s 32-year unbeaten run at the Gabba. BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly and Secertary Jay Shah tweeted within minutes of each other to make the announcement.