Imran Khan congratulates Team India for the historic Test series victory
India won the Test series in Australia for the first time in 71 years.
Published - Jan 8, 2019 12:32 pm | Updated - Jan 8, 2019 12:32 pm
Team India created history by registering their first ever Test series victory in Australia in 71 years. This is also the first instance of a team from sub-continent winning the Test series down under which makes it even more special. The congratulatory messages for the Indian team are still coming on social media and the latest entrant in the list is Pakistan’s former cricketer and the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
With David Warner and Steve Smith being banned, Australia were always going to be the second favourites in the Test series. But Team India didn’t take anything for granted and put their best foot forward almost in every game of the series. They tackled Australia bowling attack which is termed as the best in the world and then the visitors’ bowlers took care of skittling out the inexperienced batting line-up.
Apart from Perth Test where the Indian batsmen couldn’t perform to the expectations, Virat Kohli and Co. dominated the proceedings in the rest of the series to snatch the contest by 2-1 in the end. If the rain would’ve been kind to them at least on the final day of the Sydney Test, the scoreline could’ve been 3-1.
Nevertheless, the series win was more important and the delight on the Indian captain’s face was visible after achieving the same. He also went on to say that this series win was more emotional for him compared to the 2011 World Cup triumph. Meanwhile, Imran Khan also spared the time to wish the Indian team for their performance and he also highlighted the fact that they became the first team from sub-continent to do the same.
“Congratulations to Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team for the first ever win by a subcontinent team in a test series in Australia,” he wrote in his tweet.
Here’s his tweet:
Congratulations to Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team for the first ever win by a subcontinent team in a test series in Australia
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 8, 2019