Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian cricket team today shortly after Australia was defeated in its fortress Gabba. India won the fourth and the final test of the series in Brisbane, Australia, with three wickets, clinching the series by 2-1.
“We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout. So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit and determination. Congratulations to the team! Best wishes for your future endeavours,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
The victory is being hailed as historic. The last time a visiting team came out triumphant from the Brisbane Cricket Ground was back in November 1988 when the mighty West Indian outfit under the leadership of Viv Richards thrashed Allan Border’s team by 9 wickets, according to news agency ANI. The Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as the Gabba, is a major sports stadium in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia.
Congratulations poured in from across the country and the world led by BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly who termed the feat of the Indian cricket team remarkable. Ganguly from his official twitter account said that the victory of the Indian team will always be remembered in the history of Indian cricket. Ganguly also said that the BCCI would reward the remarkable efforts of the team with a special bonus of Rs 5 crore.
Among other high profile personalities which praised the Indian team for its historic win was Indian origin Microsoft CEO Sundar Pichai who termed the team’s victory as one of the greatest test victories of all time. Pichai at the same time congratulated the host Australian team as well for exhibiting the finest display of the sport.Read More