The Indian cricket team registered a historic Test series victory against Australia in the Sydney Test earlier today. The visitors won their first-ever Test series Down Under after Day 5 of the fourth Test was washed out and India clinched the series 2-1.
Cheteshwar Pujara scored an astounding 521 runs and won the man-of-the-series award in the process.
“Definitely the best squad I’ve been a part of. Congratulations to the bowlers. Taking 20 wickets in never easy.” said Pujara
“It’s a great feeling for all of us. We’ve been working really hard to win a series overseas. And especially doing it in this country, it’s never easy,”
Kohli has achieved what no previous India captain has been able to do – win a Test series in Australia. This win comes after an astounding 71 years. The Indian cricket team wrapped up their series victory in Australia with a draw in the fourth and final Test. This test was set to be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground but was washed out on Monday to confirm a 2-1 win for the visitors.
“In the 10 years that I have played it is the proudest moment that I have experienced,” Kohli said. “It’s pure satisfaction of the hard work of 12 months and understanding that what we believed in has been proven right.”
Head coach Ravi Shastri credited his captain for making the difference for the Indian Cricket Team during this tour, and rated this victory as highly as the India’s 1983 World Cup and 1985 World Championship triumphs.