India won its maiden Test series in Australia on Monday, and all hell broke loose in the form of celebrations. It is the first time that the Indian team has won a Test series Down Under and the happiness on the captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri’s gave it all away. So much so that the duo was trolled on social media for their absurd statements after the match. Both Kohli and Shastri said that the Test series win in Australia was a more significant moment for them than the World Cup-winning moment.
The head coach of the Indian team, Ravi Shastri said, “I will tell you how satisfying this is for me. World Cup 1983, World Championship 1985...this is as big or even bigger because this is in the truest format of the game that is Test cricket.”
Here's what Ravi Shastri said after India's historic win in Australia:
Ravi Shastri on first Test series win in Australia: I will tell you how satisfying this is for me. World Cup 1983, World Championship 1985...this is as big or even bigger because this is in the truest format of the game, that is Test cricket. pic.twitter.com/ODTeuZZEpS
— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2019
On the other hand, skipper Kohli said, “I was part of 2011 World Cup team, but I didn't have the emotion of not having been able to win a World Cup before… Yes, it was a great moment for me, but if you ask me which moment is more emotional, I would say this one because this is my third tour here and I have seen how difficult it is to win here.” Ravi Shastri Heaps Praises on Virat Kohli, Says ‘I Salute My Captain’
Kohli further added, “So, from that point of view this one is more emotional for me. It will definitely be more special, purely because of the fact that we really wanted to win a series away from home.” Indian Cricket Team Scripts History, Registers First Ever Test Series Win in Australia.
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri became the butt of jokes on micro-blogging site Twitter after they made ludacris statements as per the people on social media. We bring you some of the hilariously funny jokes and picture messages that went viral on social media on Monday.
1. For God's sake!
— rattan (@rattan120261) January 7, 2019
This man doesn't know how to handle failure and success. Such statements are uncalled for from a coach. Nothing can eclipse the importance of 1983 world cup win. That is, and will always be, the most important moment of Indian cricket. #RaviShastri . https://t.co/arFv9H9xup
— ANUBHAV (@AnubhabBera4) January 7, 2019
3. Well, comparisons to Anil Kumble were a long time coming!
Does @RaviShastriOfc even realise India's WC1983 win changed cricket in India & that this series was ours to win 4-0 & under @anilkumble1074 it wud have been so! @36notout @sanjaymanjrekar @SGanguly99 @virendersehwag @BCCI #RaviShastri
— devulapalli C (@dc2727) January 7, 2019
4. What does he want to convey?
Is #RaviShastri a mad person.? How anyone can compare a world cup win with a series win against Australia which is poorest team of Australia. and what he want to convey with this team does not have God's? @vikrantgupta73 @sports_tak @manoj_dimri @rawatrahul9 please answer
— shreyash (@AkhauryShreyash) January 7, 2019
5. Well, no comments!
Ravi shastri - this is bigger than worldcup 1983 win
— Parkish Bhatia (@paarkishbhatia) January 7, 2019
After rain played spoilsport on the final day of the Sydney Test in the 4-match series, the match ended in a draw. However, a draw in the last Test match saw the Indian team end up winning the series 2-1. It is a historic feat and one of the biggest wins in Indian cricket. Stay tuned with us for the all the latest updates about India vs Australia ODI Series 2019!