AUS vs IND: Indian players wave national flag while taking victory lap at the Gabba.© Twitter
Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 89 in the fourth innings as India registered one of the biggest overseas victories in their history to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, winning the series 2-1. After India’s remarkable series win, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to say that this series will be remembered forever in the history of Indian cricket. The former India captain congratulated also announced a five crore bonus for the players and support staff.
“Just a remarkable win…To go to Australia and win a test series in this way ..will be remembered in the history of indian cricket forever ..Bcci announces a 5 cr bonus for the team ..The value of this win is beyond any number ..well done to every member of the touring party,” wrote BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
“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,” tweeted PM Narendra Modi.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir also took the micro-blogging site to express his happiness after India’s one of the most memorable series wins on foreign soil.
“This is what a billion goosebumps feel like! Proud Indian! Flag of India #INDvsAUS,” wrote Gambhir.
The BCCI secretary Jay Shah was among many who praised the character shown by Indian players despite losing so manykey players sue to injuries throughout the series.
“The @BCCI has announced INR 5 Crore as team bonus. These are special moments for India Cricket. An outstanding display of character and skill #TeamIndia #AUSvIND #Gabba,” Jay Shah tweeted.
“My salute to team India @BCCI Happy and Proud #JaiHind,” tweeted veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
The Indian team scored 329/7 in the fourth innings to breach Australia fortress — The Gabba — where they had not lost a single Test match in last 32 years.
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