India scripted history on January 7, when they defeated Australia 2-1 in the 4-match Test series. After the constant rain didn’t let any play to continue on the fifth day, the fourth Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground ended in a draw. Almost every player took to their social media profile in celebrating the historic victory, and so did Chesteshwar Pujara.
The most successful Indian batsman on tour wrote, “It's been such a wonderful few weeks in Australia, something that has become historic! Every second the team put has paid off so well. Thank you all for the love and wishes pouring in. It's been an overwhelming day, a day I'll cherish for the rest of my life!”
Here’s what Cheteshwar Pujara said after memorable Test series victory in Australia:
It's been such a wonderful few weeks in Australia, something that has become historic! Every second the team put has paid off so well. Thank you all for the love and wishes pouring in. It's been an overwhelming day, a day I'll cherish for the rest of my life! #TeamIndia #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/oQAqTCVtHE
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) January 7, 2019
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly joined, too, in congratulating the Indian team for its historic triumph Down Under. Ganguly replied to Pujara’s tweet saying, “Tremendous win… this is what one plays for… enjoy every moment… congratulations to every member of the team @imVkohli @BCCI.”
Sourav Ganguly’s Congratulatory tweet after India’s 2-1 Test Series Win:
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) January 7, 2019
Speaking on the sidelines of Bengal’s Ranji Trophy match, Ganguly said that Rishabh Pant would be a superb player for India in the future. He said, “He will be a superb player in for India in the future. He has been so good in the series, and in future also, he will shine.” Anil Kumble’s Prediction of India’s 2–1 Test Series Win Over Australia Shows How the Former Indian Coach Still Has It in Him! (Watch Video)
“It's a terrific win. They played excellent cricket throughout, and the batting clicked. They scored 400-600 runs, and that was the key,” said Ganguly commenting on India’s heroic victory.
When asked to compare the side that toured Australia during the 2003-04 series, Ganguly outrightly denied any comparison. He said, “I don’t compare ever. So, I can’t answer that question.” 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.
India, under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly, had played valiantly against Australia in 2003-04 Test series. After a draw in the first Test, India won the second match at Adelaide – known for Rahul Dravid’s double-century and Ajit Agarkar’s 6-for. Indian Cricket Team Scripts History, Registers First Ever Test Series Win in Australia.
However, in the third Test match in Melbourne, the Indian team it lost by nine wickets, and the fourth match ended in a tie. India drew the Test series 1-1.