Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken to Twitter to congratulate the Indian cricket team following their 2-1 series win against Australia, the first-ever for the national team Down Under.
Terming their achievement as a 'historic cricketing accomplishment', PM Modi lauded the Indian team's effort over the past month, and appreciated some of the memorable performances.
"A historic cricketing accomplishment in Australia! Congratulations to the Indian Cricket Team for the hard-fought and richly deserved series victory. The series witnessed some memorable performances and solid teamwork. Best wishes for the various games ahead," his message for Virat Kohli and his men read.
In the aftermath of the historic win, which also saw India become the first nation from Asia to beat Australia in Australia, President Ram Nath Kovind also congratulated the national team for their achievement.
"Congratulations to @imVkohli and his team for reaching one of Indian cricket’s final frontiers and winning a test series in Australia for the first time. Gritty batting, marvellous fast bowling and a fine team effort has done us proud. Let’s make a habit of it!" the Twitter post of President of India read.
Following a washout on Day Five of the final Test in Sydney, history was created and the Indian team became the first and the only Asian team to win a Test series in Australia. Kohli, as a skipper, achieved something not even the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble could achieve in the past.
Cheteshwar Pujara was awarded the Man of the Series for his impeccable batting display, as he scored 521 runs in just seven innings at an average of 74.42. But the other star for India throughout the four Tests was Jasprit Bumrah. The 25-year-old took a equal high 21 wickets along with Lyon, but with an average of 17, overshadowed the Aussie spinner.