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PM Modi, Sachin, Sehwag hail Team India on historic win

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Last updated on: January 19, 2021 20:36 IST
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IMAGE: Rishabh Pant celebrates with Mohammed Siraj after victory over Australia in the fourth Test, at the Gabba, in Brisbane, on Tuesday. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

The cricket fraternity, led by Board of Control for Cricket in India president and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, hailed India's remarkable victory at the Gabba on Tuesday.

 

The Ajinkya Rahane-led side beat Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test to take the series 2-1.

Lauding the Indian cricket team on its glorious victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the team's remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout.

Former batsman Virender Sehwag said after what had happened in Adelaide Test -- bundled for 36 in the second innings -- the win on Tuesday has given joy of a lifetime. He even went on to rate the victory above a World Cup triumph.

Tendulkar praised Team India, saying in every session there was a new hero who stepped up to the occasion to deliver for the side.

Former India batsman VVS Laxman hailed head coach Ravi Shastri's effort in leading the young side. He also praised the captaincy of Rahane and his ability to imbibe a lot of confidence in the youngsters.

PM Modi: "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."

President Ram Nath Kovind: “A historic cricketing triumph scripted in Australia! Congratulations to India's talented young cricket team for winning the hard-fought test series. The team showed exceptional skills and resilience. The nation is proud of their achievement.”

Sachin Tendulkar: "EVERY SESSION WE DISCOVERED A NEW HERO. 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."

Virender Sehwag: "Khushi ke maare pagal. This is the new India. Ghar mein ghuskar maarta hai. From what happened in Adelaide to this, these young guys have given us a joy of a lifetime. There have been World Cup wins but this is special. And yes,there is a reason Pant is extra special." 

VVS Laxman: "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. @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."

Ishant Sharma: The champions & the greatest chase!Raising hands #TeamIndia has proved it again by team efforts, great character, courage & max determination! Despite the bruises, the team made it possible for our country. That's why we play for the country's flag to go high every time we perfomFlag of India#INDvAUS

Mohammed Shami: Congratulations Team india well done boys great effort #TeamIndia.

Shikhar Dhawan: Congratulations #TeamIndia Flag of India Absolute superstars all of you Clapping hands signClapping hands sign A proud and historic moment for Indian cricket! Battered, bruised, but champions as well Trophy.

Shreyas Iyer: WHAT A TEAM!! CHAMPIONS Trophy Historic moment, historic day, historic series! Proud of the team, proud of the effort Clapping hands sign Take a bow, #TeamIndia Flag of India @BCCI.

Harbhajan Singh: Well done captain @ajinkyarahane88  this this biggest series win I feel.. without many big names you guys have showed the way how it's done congratulations @BCCI.

Stuart Broad: 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

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

Kevin Pieterson: Only issue with India beating Australia in such an INCREDIBLE manner, is that the Test was played in Brisbane.  A city that doesn't deserve an event so good! Rolling on the floor laughing. Pant - the boy who turned into a man today in Australia, in cricketing terms!

Michael Vaughan: 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 ... Thumbs up

Ian Bishop: Remarkable. Injuries galore, absent players, & beating Australia at their fortress at the Gabba. This has been the most  remarkable test series victory I've watched in my experience. India's depth of talent, heart and character must forever lift an entire nation. Congratulations.

Shane Warne: 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.

Mithali Raj: Speechless !!! Fortress Gabba has been breached !! What a great great game of Test match cricket .  I still have goosebumps . Complete team effort . Jab hausle ho Buland toh har mushkil lage aasaan ! #TeamIndia Flag of India #Merabharatmahaan

Anirban Lahiri: That ..... was ...... incredible!!!!! Feel like the child I was who lived and died with every ball Cricket bat and ball #goindia

Mahesh Bhupathi: Congrats Team India. This is one of the greatest upsets of all time. Winning the series at the Gabba. #goosebumps #thereisnoiinteam #fortress @ajinkyarahane88

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju: Congratulations to #TeamIndia Flag of India for the historic victory and retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy Trophy We are proud of your excellent performance and the grit & determination displayed by our young players.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: One of the greatest test series wins ever. Congrats India and well played Australia, what a series #INDvsAUS.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor: “I can't stop gushing about this Test's many heroes, the brilliant @RishabhPant17, reliable @cheteshwar1, emotional Mohd Siraj, calm&effective @Sundarwashi5, passionate @imShard & awe-inspiring @RealShubmanGill -- but spare a thought for quiet, understated leader @ajinkyarahane88!”

NCP chief Sharad Pawar: “Congratulations #TeamIndia for this fabulous victory! Historic moment for Indian cricket as India beat the Australians in Test Cricket at the Gabba, Brisbane after 32 years. Well done! #IndiavsAustralia.”

Leander Paes: Sport is more than just a game, its’ an emotion. Well done team India Flag of IndiaCricket bat and ball @BCCI @ajinkyarahane88 #INDvAUS #Gabba

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