The year 2019 has clearly started with a bang for Indian sports. While the Indian cricket team recorded their first-ever Test series win in Australia, the Indian football team defeated Thailand 4-1 for first Asian Cup win in 55 years. Fans flooded social media with excitement as many decided to celebrate the double win for India.
From Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant’s performance at the Sydney Cricket Ground to goals scored by Sunil Chhetri, Anirudh Thapa, and Jeje Lalpekhlua, fans were full of praise for both the teams and the way they played the game. With this win, the Indian cricket team has become the fifth to win series in Australia, whereas the football team has confirmed its place to go on top of Group A in the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
This kind of nationalism, I like. Well done team India both in football and cricket. Proud of everyone who made it happen. https://t.co/w2mORa8kbo
- Zerin Rahiman (@ajaxheart) January 7, 2019
- Suhail Aslam cp (@SSuhailaslam37) January 7, 2019
- UtpatanG (@Nil_Shunya) January 7, 2019
Congratulations both Indian football team to best Thailand 4-1 and top group-A and India for beating Australia 2-1 in cricket
- from INDIA with love (@ojas_ojas27) January 7, 2019
- Mad-o-what (@GunningCannon) January 7, 2019
Congrats to @IndianFootball & @BCCI. Indian sports are dominating in every field.
And a very heartly congratulations to the entire football & cricket team on the field & off the field.@chetrisunil11 @imVkohli you guys are taking Indian sports to the next level. Proud of you pic.twitter.com/MKulgi43g4
- s (@soren_satyajit) January 7, 2019
India series win against Australia in cricket and in football win against Thailand .2 events hv occured after decades . congrats to all
- Chanda Girish (@ChandaGirish) January 7, 2019
#TeamIndia both football and cricket , making us proud . Cricket team won the first series down under in last 72 years and football team won the first match in Asia Afc Cup in last 55 years.#AusvInd #IndianFootball #INDvTHA pic.twitter.com/wAryk0ls9R
- Akshay (@singh_akshay7) January 7, 2019
#TeamIndia for great win both in Football and Cricket
- Ganesh Tamang (@tamangganesh10) January 7, 2019
What a way to start 2019 in sports!!!
Football and Cricket gave us awesome new year gifts!!! pic.twitter.com/sCgnL3QrEO
- AFTAB PATEL (@aftabpatel92) January 7, 2019
#TeamIndia both football and cricket , making us proud . Cricket team won the first series down under in last 72 years and football team won the first match in Asia Afc Cup in last 55 years. Chak De India#AusvInd #IndianFootball #INDvTHA pic.twitter.com/NiiZObA5Xw
- Amitava Ray (@amitavasomu) January 7, 2019