Fans hailed the Indian cricket team on Twitter as Virat Kohli’s men emerged victorious against New Zealand on Monday in its 500th Test match.
India beat the Black Caps by 197 runs in the 3-match series as Ravichandran Ashwin clinched an impressive ten-wicket haul across both innings.
The milestone victory was accompanied with a record by Ashwin who became the fastest Indian bowler to pick 200 Test wickets on Sunday after he dismissed Kane Williamson on the fourth day’s play in Kanpur.
Kohli’s men had set an unlikely target of 434 for victory at Kanpur’s Green Park stadium.
It has been 84 years since India entered the fold of Test cricket, and captain Virat Kohli’s men will be part of another milestone in the second Test against the Black Caps at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens -- it will be India’s 250th at home.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Well done India. A thumping win in the 500th Test match which also makes us the world no 1 team. #indvsnz— Ankit (@TheAnkitG) September 26, 2016
NZ will be itching their head that Kohli is yet to show his Real face #indvsnz New Zealand by 197— Karthik Ramasamy (@yakarthik) September 26, 2016
Of course Ashwin, the “superman’s” name was chanted:
Some recalled their love for the game:
I couldn't become a football fan because the word 'Pele' was introduced in a completely different context to me. #indvsnz— Gaurav Shrivastava (@gauravtwitt) September 26, 2016
Few even turned into seers:
And others just stared into India’s bright future:
That's it over to Eden Gardens #indvsnz— Athar (@atharcricket) September 26, 2016