President, PM congratulate Indian cricket team on maiden Test series win in Australia

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Jan 7, 2019, 5:34 pm IST
Updated Jan 7, 2019, 5:34 pm IST
India won the four-match series 2-1 after the Sydney Test ended in a rain-forced draw on Monday.
While player of the series Cheteshwar Pujara was seen dancing with his teammates, Kohli uploaded a celebratory post in Twitter. (Photo: AP)
 While player of the series Cheteshwar Pujara was seen dancing with his teammates, Kohli uploaded a celebratory post in Twitter. (Photo: AP)

Sydney: Virat Kohli and co were in celebratory mood after India’s historic Test series win against Australia following the draw in the fourth Test here on Monday.

While player of the series Cheteshwar Pujara was seen dancing with his teammates, Kohli uploaded a celebratory post in Twitter.

 

"So proud to be a part of this team, great feeling! This is not just a team this is a family.  Onwards and upwards from here on  @BCCI," Kohli tweeted.

His wife Anushka Sharma, too congratulated the team while also praising her husband for leading the team.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also hailed the Indian cricket team's maiden Test series triumph in Australia, calling the feat a historic accomplishment.

In his congratulatory message to the side, President Kovind lauded the effort in achieving the series win.

"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 President wrote on his official Twitter handle.

Prime Minister Modi called the Test series win a "historic accomplishment".

"A historic cricketing accomplishment in Australia! Congratulations to the Indian Cricket Team for the hard-fought and richly deserved series victory," PM Modi tweeted.

"The series witnessed some memorable performances and solid teamwork. Best wishes for the various games ahead," he wrote.

India won the four-match series 2-1 after the Sydney Test ended in a rain-forced draw on Monday. India achieved the feat after a wait of 71 years.

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