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Indian fans take to Twitter after Border-Gavaskar Trophy win vs Australia

Indian fans took to Twitter to celebrate the Border-Gavaskar Trophy win after India cliched a 2-1 series win over Australia in Dharamsala

cricket Updated: Mar 28, 2017 20:28 IST
HT Correspondent
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India skipper Virat Kohli with teammates at the award ceremony after winning the Test series against Australia at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday.
India skipper Virat Kohli with teammates at the award ceremony after winning the Test series against Australia at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday.(PTI)

The bad blood between India and Australia resulting from on-field controversies, off-field comments and media accusations carried on throughout the four-match series which was finally won by the hosts.

Australian media infamously branded India captain Virat Kohli as a snake and alluded to calling him a cheat as well. Steve Smith’s “brain fade” comment following the ‘dressing room review system’ incident was also a major talking point. All the on-field action was lapped up by fans and reacted to via social media. (DAY 4 BLOG | DAY 4 SCORECARD)

And the series finale fourth Test in Dharamsala received similar attention on Twitter.

However, just has been the case throughout the series, the Indian fans were least pleased with the Australian behaviour, possibly fuelled by Kohli’s post-match comments that he no longer considered the Aussie cricketers as his friends.

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s eight-wicket victory in Dharamsala that saw them reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy:

Some were subtle in their assessment, offering a suggestion for why the Aussies who started brilliantly with a 333-run in the first Test in Pune may have lost the series eventually.

Others suggested that Australian players should have focused more on their performance rather than the numerous comments they had made during the series.

Others found cause for celebration as they cut cake while mocking the visiting team.

Jokes were made at Matthew Wade’s expense. The Australian wicketkeeper got into a tiff with India’s Ravindra Jadeja on the third day in Dharamsala. Rumour has it, Wade heard Jadeja give him the m-word, but was unaware of what it meant.

Jadeja had said later that he invited Wade to dinner once the home team had won.

But others took stock of Kohli’s “not friends” comment.

Other jokes highlighted Australia’s lack of understanding of India’s financial year system.

Others suggested that the Australians relied too heavily on sledging and that their media’s cynical articles were an extension of the same.

Some were glad to have seen the end of the series and were keen on Australia’s departure.

First Published: Mar 28, 2017 20:28 IST

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