Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday wished the Indian cricket team and Virat Kohli for becoming the first Asian or sub-continent team to win the Test series against Australia down under. Apart from Imran Khan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind also took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian team.
Imran Khan also took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian cricket team and Virat Kohli for their achievement. Imran wrote, “Congratulations to Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team for the first ever win by a subcontinent team in a test series in Australia.”
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
Virat Kohli and company won a historic Test series in Australia down under. No other Asian team has ever achieved that feat. India won the four match Test series by 2-1, as the fourth and final Test concluded in a draw at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Monday. Kohli was on cloud nine after winning the series.
This was India’s first win in Australia in 71 years and in 11 Test series that they played in the Oceania. Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was awarded the Man of the Series trophy as he smashed three centuries and a half-century. He accumulated 521 runs, the most numbers of runs in the series.
India and Australia will now play a three-match ODI series, starting from January 12 in Sydney. Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah has been rested from the ODI series against the Kangaroos and the Kiwis. Mohammed Siraj and Siddharth Kaul will replace him in ODIs and T20s recpectively.