India scripted history by winning their maiden Test series against Australia Down Under. The Indian team ended their 71-year wait after winning it by 2-1. Applause came from all quarters, and the former West Indies’ cricketer Vivian Richards wasn’t left behind. Michael Vaughan Cautions, Shane Warne Criticises, and Mark Waugh Defends Cricket Australia After Test Series Loss to India!
The Windies’ legend heaped praises on Virat Kohli, and Cheteshwar Pujara among other team members on Twitter! Vivian Richards took to the microblogging site praising the members of the Indian team, and coach Ravi Shastri. Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli Trolled on Twitter for Saying India’s Test Series Win in Australia Bigger Than World Cup Victories; View Funny Messages.
Richards wrote, “Remarkable performance from @imVkohli and team down under. Exceptional batting from @cheteshwar1 as well in such difficult conditions, going on to make history. And @RaviShastriOfc, keep up the great work with the team. All the best! @BCCI.”
Here’s what Vivian Richards tweeted in praise of Indian team:
— Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) January 8, 2019
India managed a win in the first match at Adelaide, and lost the second game at Perth. However, a comeback victory at Melbourne, and a stalemate at Sydney saw Virat Kohli and company lift the trophy for the first time since the team started touring in 1947-48. Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian and Asian Captain to Win a Test Series in Australia, Twitter Reacts to Team India’s Historic Feat.
Cheteshawar Pujara was adjudged as ‘Player of the Match’ in Sydney and ‘Player of the Series’ for amassing 521 runs in the 4-match series. Captain Kohli and coach Shastri had also regarded the Test series victory as bigger as India’s World Cup wins in 1983 and 2011 – a statement that stoked an avoidable controversy!