Mumbai: Former cricketers from around the world on Tuesday praised the Ajinkya Rahane-led team that wrote history at The Gabba. After losing the first Test, India made a thrilling comeback beating Australia and defeated them by three wickets against all odds in the final Test to take the series 2–1.
Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was feeling more-proud than he had ever felt in life while playing for India.
“This win is going in history books! Young team beating an experienced Australian side I don’t think I was so proud while I was playing for India #Unbelievable stuff #test cricket at it’s best congratulations boys,” Yuvraj tweeted.
This win is going in history books ! Young team beating a experienced Australian side I don’t think I was so proud while I was playing for india 🇮🇳 #Unbelievable stuff #test cricket at it’s best congratulations boys 🕺🏼👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽 #IndiavsAustralia
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 19, 2021
Former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers was surprised to see the bench strength of Team India.
“What a Test match! The depth of Indian Cricket is scary. @RishabhPant17, sweet number 17. Well played young man. #testcricket at its very best,” De Villiers tweeted.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) January 19, 2021
Former India cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi termed the Rahane-led side’s heroics as the greatest comeback in the history of Indian cricket.
“This will take a while to sink in..by far the Greatest come back in the history of Indn Crkt..@ajinkyarahane88 deserves kudos & lot more..fr keeping remarkable cool..& calculated manoeuvres on the field.. @ajinkyarahane88 reminds o #TigerPataudi at his best,” Bedi tweeted.
Even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “Just a remarkable win…To go to Australia and win a test series in this way ..will be remembered in the history of indian cricket forever ..Bcci announces a 5 cr bonus for the team ..The value of this win is beyond any number ..well done to every member of the touring party..”
Just a remarkable win…To go to Australia and win a test series in this way ..will be remembered in the history of indian cricket forever ..Bcci announces a 5 cr bonus for the team ..The value of this win is beyond any number ..well done to every member of the touring party..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) January 19, 2021
Here are some of the top reactions after India’s 3-wicket win at The Gabba
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. pic.twitter.com/ZtCChUURLV
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 19, 2021
Well done India!
That was pretty damn amazing 🙌
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 19, 2021
Wow .. That has to go down as one of the greatest if not the greatest Test victory of all time !! Egg on my face over here in the UK .. but I love to see character & skill .. India have it in abundance .. btw @RealShubmanGill & @RishabhPant17 are future superstars ! #AUSvIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 19, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 19, 2021
Those long hugs from team mates to #RishabhPant after the win narrates the entire story
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 19, 2021
Many congratulations Team India for the fabulous show of character and skill. A wonderful test series with the perfect result. Hopefully the end of discussion of 4 day tests for a while. #INDvsAUS
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) January 19, 2021
India is at the cusp of the beginning of world dominance in Test cricket. This series will be that one pivotal moment. The grit. The resilience. The resolve. Add to that…Kohli, Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja, Shami, Ishant, Rahul. Wow. Just wow. #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 19, 2021
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.