Gabba Test win: Cricketers, England football captain Kane react to India’s epic victory

Dubai - Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli terms win as an exemplary performance.

By James Jose

Published: Tue 19 Jan 2021, 1:50 PM

After India’s historic and epic Test and series win against Australia that brought tears of joy and goosebumps, the cricketing world as well as the world of football heaped praise on the team’s stellar exploits Down Under, on various social media platforms.

Regular captain Virat Kohli, who became a father recently, termed it an exemplary performance.

“WHAT A WIN!!! Yessssss. To everyone who doubted us after Adelaide, stand up and take notice. Exemplary performance but the grit and determination was the standout for us the whole way. Well done to all the boys and the management. Enjoy this historic feat lads. Cheers @BCCI” Kohli wrote on Twitter.

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar wrote: “Every time we got hit, we stayed put & stood taller. We pushed boundaries of belief to play fearless but not careless cricket. Injuries & uncertainties were countered with poise & confidence. One of the greatest series wins! Congrats India.”

Meanwhile, former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wrote: “Just a remarkable win...To go to Australia and win a test series in this way ..will be remembered in the history of Indian cricket forever ..BCCI announces a 5 cr bonus for the team ..The value of this win is beyond any number ..well done to every member of the touring party..”

Former India spinner, captain and coach Anil Kumble said: “Many congratulations Team India for the fabulous show of character and skill.”

Former Indian middle-order batsman VVS Laxman wrote: “Historic series win for Team India! Youngsters delivered when it mattered, with Gill and Pant in the forefront. Hats off to Ravi Shastri and the support staff for their part in this turnaround! So so proud of this bunch, this is one for the ages #AUSvsIND”

“@ajinkyarahane88 led the side brilliantly, giving a lot of confidence to youngsters and Pujara exhibited his steely resolve once again. Can’t forget the young bowling unit. Fantastic team effort #AUSvsIND,” Laxman added.

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag said: “India had many players injured, but what has been injured more has been the Australian arrogance & pride. The test series has been like a movie with every member of Indian Team being a hero & some of them Superheroes.”

Former Australian spin wizard Shane Warne wrote: Congrats to the Indian cricket team

@BCCI That’s one of the best series wins I can ever remember on Aust soil & to do it after being bowled out for 36, plus a depleted squad-shows tremendous character, resilience, courage & belief. Just fantastic @RaviShastriOfc @ajinkyarahane88

England pacer Stuart Broad said: Test cricket’s heart is beating strongly! That was an extraordinary win @BCCI & a fantastic series to watch. Aussies not lost at The Gabba since 1988. Wow”

In a series of tweets, former England captain Michael Vaughan said: “Wow .. That has to go down as one of the greatest if not the greatest Test victory of all time !! Egg on my face over here in the UK .. but I love to see character & skill .. India have it in abundance .. btw

@RealShubmanGill &@RishabhPant17 are future superstars ! #AUSvIND”

“The Greatest Test series win of all time ... Well done #India you have just shown the way for England to get back those Ashes back later in the year ...”

Former South African captain AB de Villiers said: “What a Test match! The depth of Indian Cricket is scary. @RishabhPant17, sweet number 17. Well played young man. #testcricket at its very best”

UAE captain Ahmed Raza said: “Long live TEST CRICKET #AUSvIND what an amazing test series congratulations @BCCI”

Following sensational scenes at the Gabba, Indian off-spinner R Ashwin thanked the Aussies for hosting them. “Good evening from Gabba!! I am sorry I couldn’t play here but thanks for hosting us and playing some hard cricket during these tough times. We will remember this series forever! @tdpaine36 @CricketAus,” wrote Ashwin.

India’s win also struck a note with England football team captain Harry Kane.

Unbelievable test series win by @BCCI! Every test match was exciting to watch! #IndiavsAustralia,” wrote Kane.

Indian players celebrate the victory in the fourth cricket Test match against Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane.
Indian players celebrate the victory in the fourth cricket Test match against Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane.

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