Google celebrates India’s triumph in Australia with virtual firecrackers
Tributes have been flowing in from all around for India after the win in Australia.
Updated - Jan 25, 2021 10:57 am
Google has paid a glowing tribute to Team India for their monumental Test series win against Australia earlier this month. Team India beat the visitors by 2-1 in the four-match series to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Led by stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, Team India came from behind to clinch the series.
India had their back against the wall and were written off by many after the humiliating defeat in the first Test. The visitors were all out for just 36 in the second innings of the series-opener as they lost the game by eight wickets. Things only became tougher for them because of injury setbacks and the departure of skipper Virat Kohli.
Unsurprisingly, the majority opined that India would lose the series. However, the team defied all the odds and exceeded all the expectations by going on to win the series. In the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, India beat the hosts by eight wickets to draw level in the series. The third Test in Sydney ended in a thrilling draw.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari had batted for nearly 50 overs on the fifth day to save the Test for their side. India then thrashed the hosts by three wickets in the fourth Test at the Gabba to seal the series. The defeat at the Gabba was Australia’s first since 1988.
Google’s tribute for Team India
Tributes have been flowing in from all around for India after the win in Australia. And recently, Google made sure to do their bit too. They celebrated the historic win over Australia in a unique way. Whenever an internet user searches for ‘Indian cricket team‘ on the search engine, he/she is greeted with virtual fireworks. The tricolor fireworks appear on the screen once search results for the Indian cricket team query surface on the Google site.
On Wednesday, Google had tweeted about the virtual fireworks, tweeting, “Still celebrating India’s win? Us too. Search for “India National Cricket Team”
Still celebrating India's win? Us too ✨
Search for “India National Cricket Team” for a surprise 🏏
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) January 20, 2021
Here is a clip showing what happens when a user searches India National Cricket Team on Google:
— Jalaluddin Sarkar (Thackeray) 🇮🇳 (@JalaluddinSark8) January 23, 2021