India pulled off a record run-chase in a thrilling final session to hand Australia their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 on Tuesday. Australia had not been beaten at the Gabba since falling to Viv Richards’ all-conquering West Indies side by nine wickets in November 1988, according to news agency AFP. “Fortress Gabba captured as #TeamIndia beat Australia and win the Border-Gavaskar Series 2-1,” the BCCI tweeted.
The win has prompted a flurry of congratulatory messages for Team India from across the world.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai congratulated India for “one of the greatest test series wins ever” in a tweet.
One of the greatest test series wins ever. Congrats India and well played Australia, what a series #INDvsAUS
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 19, 2021
“What a victory! This Indian team enters amongst the PANTheons of one of the most gutsy, resilient and greatest teams ever,” wrote businessman Harsh Goenka.
What a victory! This Indian team enters amongst the PANTheons of one of the most gutsy, resilient and greatest teams ever. #INDvAUS
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) January 19, 2021
Harsha Bhogle also hailed it as “the greatest test win”, while industrialist Anand Mahindra tweeted, “Jawaab ho to aisa”.
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 19, 2021
Meanwhile, Babul Supriyo had some hilarious advice on how Australians could improve their game
Keep watching India play ???????? https://t.co/EUCTn3XiLJ
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) January 19, 2021
It was a series so thrilling, even Netflix admitted it had everything.
– Lovable characters
– Plot twists
This series had everything! 😭#AUSvIND
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) January 19, 2021
On social media, the mood was celebratory. The series win led to a hilarious meme fest as fans expressed their happiness at the historic win using hashtags like #TeamIndia and #IndiavsAus. Take a look at some of the funniest India vs Australia memes that are going viral:
— Devdas Mukherjee (@DseDevdas) January 19, 2021
— Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) January 19, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 19, 2021
— Umesh (@Umesh_Dhfm) January 19, 2021
— Naveed Sarguroh (@NaveedSarguroh) January 19, 2021
— HarAnuragBasuNahiHota (@Anu_rag_Singh_) January 19, 2021
“Spiderman Spiderman” also began to trend high on Twitter as tweets praising Rishabh Pant poured in. The wicketkeeper was heard singing the Hindi version of ‘Spiderman’ song on the fourth day of the Test.
— Circuit ???? Expert (@Being_circuit) January 19, 2021
Please make Spiderman Spiderman the official song of the Indian Team.@BCCI
— Nidhi Shankar (@BoldMonk_) January 19, 2021
Australia: No one can defeat us in Gabba
Rishabh Pant pic.twitter.com/Y1QN2gBwA0
— YASH (@witty_a_little) January 19, 2021
India’s 329 for seven also smashed the 69-year-old record for the biggest run-chase at the Gabba, set by Australia who scored 236 for seven to beat the West Indies in 1951.
The series win was a remarkable achievement considering India were bowled out for their lowest Test score of 36 to lose the first Test in Adelaide, before bouncing back to win the second in Melbourne.
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