New Delhi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar joined a host of former stars in congratulating the Indian cricket team for a historic victory as the Virat Kohli-led side clinched the three-match series 2-1 against Sri Lanka to win a Test rubber in the island nation after 22 long years.(Match Report | Scorecard | Highlights)
It was also Kohli’s first series win as captain after he took the reins of the team from Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The last time an Indian team won a series in Sri Lanka was way back in 1993 under Mohammed Azharuddin’s leadership when they sealed the series with 1-0 scoreline.(Kohli Lauds Team India)
It a come-from-behind win for the young side after losing the first Test at Galle and Tendulkar was all praise for Kohli’s boys.(‘Catches Win Matches’)
Congrats Team India! Terrific come back after being one down in the series. Way to go @imVkohli Team India. Wish you many more victories.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 1, 2015
Former Test skipper Anil Kumble also congratulated the team on a well-deserved win.
“Congratulations Team India on a series win. Well done @imVkohli and team. #IndvSL @BCCI,” Kumble tweeted.
Congratulations Team India on a series win. Well done @imVkohli and team. #[email protected]
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) September 1, 2015
Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman was also impressed with the team’s turnaround in the series.
“Congrats Team India on a fabulous series win??Really glad 2 see the way the team bounced back after losing the 1st test.Keep it up,” Laxman wrote on twitter.
Congrats Team India on a fabulous series win