The Virat Kohli led Indian Test team broke the shackles on Monday etching a proud historic moment for the people of India by beating Australia in their own den by lifting the Border-Gavaskar trophy for the first time.
The final day of the final test in Sydney was washed away by persistent rain and also dashed Team Australia’s bleak hopes of a win. The last test ended in a draw.
Kuldeep Yadav ended with a five wicket haul bowling out Australia in their first innings. Team Australia scored 300 to India’s mammoth total of 622 for 7 (declared) in their respective first innings. The Tim Paine led Australian team was forced follow-on for the first time at home in 30 years after trailing by 322 runs.
Team India already had the upper hand before coming into Sydney test. India was 2-1 up winning the first test in Adelaide and the third test in Melbourne. The Virat Kohli led team either needed a draw or a win in the final test.
Ecstatic Virat Kohli on this 71 year old much-awaited achievement said, “I want to say I have never been more proud of being part of a team, than this one right here.”
“The boys make the captain look good. By far, this is my biggest achievement. It’s at the top of the file.”
The rookie Australian captain too didn’t mince words on India’s triumph. He said, “Have to tip our hat to India, we know how tough it is to win in Australia so congrats to Virat and Ravi because it’s a huge achievement.”
The young brigade Indian team made some notable contributions in the hard fought series. Cheteshwar Pujara was adjudged both as the Man of the Match in the final test and was also awarded the ‘Man of the Series’ for scoring three centuries.