PM Modi, President Kovind Celebrate India’s Series Win on Twitter
Virat Kohli’s Indian squad has become the first-ever team from the country to win a Test series in Australia after the weather-affected fourth test at the Sydney Cricket Ground finished in a draw.
Captain Virat Kohli's team entered the final day with hopes of a 3/1 series victory and also its first win at the SCG since 1978 but rain meant there was no play on Monday and umpires called it off early. The draw gave India a 2-1 series win.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the win, calling the feat a historic accomplishment.
In his congratulatory message to the side, President Kovind lauded the effort in achieving the series win.
"Congratulations to @imVkohli and his team for reaching one of Indian cricket's final frontiers and winning a test series in Australia for the first time. Gritty batting, marvellous fast bowling and a fine team effort has done us proud. Let's make a habit of it!," the President wrote on his official Twitter handle.
Prime Minister Modi called the Test series win a "historic accomplishment".
"A historic cricketing accomplishment in Australia! Congratulations to the Indian Cricket Team for the hard-fought and richly deserved series victory," PM Modi tweeted.
"The series witnessed some memorable performances and solid teamwork. Best wishes for the various games ahead," he wrote.