Amid controversies, drama and injuries, Ajinkya Rahane led team India to a brilliant victory against Australia in Virat Kohli's absence.
Amid controversies, drama and injuries, Ajinkya Rahane led team India to a brilliant victory against Australia in Virat Kohli’s absence. Chasing a target of 106 runs, India was never in a spot of bother and won the game convincingly by 8 wickets finishing a highly dominating domestic season. This was India’s 7th series win in a row and the Twitter is in awe of Virat Kohli’s men. From the great Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan to Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan, many big names took to Twitter to congratulate team India.
Here are the top Twitter reactions:
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— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 28, 2017
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 28, 2017
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 28, 2017
Wonderful series. The cricket on field far better than the distractions off it. You’ll forget the silly controversy and remember the cricket
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 28, 2017
Glorious home season for India winning 10 of 13 Tests. More than anything else, team’s positive, bold approach, brought crowds back to Tests
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 28, 2017
Lost 1st Test
Lost 3 Tosses
Off field mind games
Won the series: 2-1
Fightback Level: Indian Team
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 28, 2017
Forget the jibes, barbs, DRS, Brain-fade, pitch-talk…. In the end, the better team won.#IndvAus
— Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) March 28, 2017
Watch the winning moment here:
“We probably wanted to win 3-1 but we are happy with 2-1. The way the fast bowlers bowled in the second innings was fabulous. We have been having good partnerships. I just told Rahul that we don’t want to lose wickets in the first session on second day even if we didn’t get runs. We knew if we didn’t lose wickets, we could score big. The run rate was not that important. I would like to keep going if there were a few matches. I really enjoyed this home season, and hope to continue next season,” Pujara added. Rahul said that after the Pune Test, he curbed some of his natural instincts to go for expansive shots,” said a delighted Cheteshwar Pujara after the victory.