India vs Australia: PM Modi, President congratulate Kohli & Co on historic series win
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India vs Australia: PM Modi, President congratulate Kohli & Co on historic series win

India won the four-Test series 2-1 after the Sydney Test ended in a rain-marred draw on Monday. The series win is India’s first in 71 years of touring Down Under

cricket Updated: Jan 07, 2019 13:15 IST
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India's captain Virat Kohli applauds as the India team celebrates their series win. (AFP)

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday hailed the Indian cricket team’s maiden Test series triumph in Australia, calling the feat a historic accomplishment.

In his congratulatory message to the side, President Kovind lauded the effort in achieving the series win.

“Congratulations to @imVkohli and his team for reaching one of Indian cricket’s final frontiers and winning a test series in Australia for the first time. Gritty batting, marvellous fast bowling and a fine team effort has done us proud. Let’s make a habit of it!,” the President wrote on his official Twitter handle.

Prime Minister Modi called the Test series win a “historic accomplishment”.

“A historic cricketing accomplishment in Australia! Congratulations to the Indian Cricket Team for the hard-fought and richly deserved series victory,” PM Modi tweeted. “The series witnessed some memorable performances and solid teamwork. Best wishes for the various games ahead,” he wrote.

India won the four-match series 2-1 after the Sydney Test ended in a rain-forced draw on Monday. India achieved the feat after a wait of 71 years.

First Published: Jan 07, 2019 13:15 IST