PM Narendra Modi on his “Man Ki Baat” said “kind words” about Team India’s memorable Test series win against Australia while Virat Kohli tweeted the national flag as he too reacted to PMO India’s tweet.
. PM Modi praised the Team India’s team’s grit and the way players fought back to clinch a series win in Australia, after “initial hiccups”. “This month, we got good news from the cricket pitch. After initial hiccups, the Indian bounced back gloriously and won the series in Australia. Our team’s hard work and teamwork was inspiring,” PM Modi said during his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ speech as tweeted by PMO India.
Thanking enough to PM Modi, Team Indian’s Head Coach Shastri said, “Thank you, Sir. Your kind words will further strengthen #TeamIndia and India’s resolve to perform under pressure and in trying circumstances. Jai Hind!” Shastri wrote, in response to a tweet put out by the PMO India.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly also expressed his gratitude to PM Modi for recognizing Indian cricket team’s remarkable achievement Down Under.
India began the four-match series with a hiccup within three days after they scored their lowest-ever total in Test cricket in the second innings.
However, Ajinkya Rahane, captaining the side in regular skipper Virat Kohli’s absence, led by example scoring a hundred in Melbourne as India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the second match.
Despite of odds stacked against them in the third Test, Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin both battled injuries, showing great pliability to save the match, by playing out close to 50 overs on the final day.
In the final Test, Team India played without several key players who were ruled out due to injuries but beating all odds the win in Brisbane helped India retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after overcoming all the hurdles.