Rishabh Pant (centre) celebrates with team-mates after India’s victory over Australia within the fourth Check match on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
The Indian Cricket board (BCCI) on Tuesday introduced a Rs 5 crore (Rs 50 million) bonus for the Indian crew following their three-wicket win over Australia within the fourth Check on the Gabba that helped them seal the Border-Gavaskar sequence 2-1.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah made the announcement in tweets after the top of the match.
“Only a exceptional win…To go to Australia and win a Check sequence on this method…might be remembered within the historical past of Indian cricket eternally ..Bcci declares a 5 cr bonus for the crew ..The worth of this win is past any quantity…nicely completed to each member of the touring occasion…” mentioned Ganguly in his tweet.
‘The most important factor in my life’: Over the following 70 years, though groups have made larger fourth innings rating at The Gabba — like 450 by Pakistan in 2016 — nobody has chased a fourth-innings goal to win a recreation. Importantly, no crew had overwhelmed Australia in Brisbane in final 32 years.
“I feel that is the most important factor in my life proper now. I’m pleased (and grateful) to the assist workers, and all of the followers who supported me although I used to be not taking part in the preliminary matches (the restricted overs sequence video games and the primary pink-ball Check). Nevertheless it has been a dream sequence I can say that. I had been practising onerous and all the things paid off as a result of we gained the sequence,” mentioned Pant who was adjudged the Participant of the Match.
Pant mentioned the crew administration, together with coach Ravi Shastri and stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, had backed him and inspired him by calling him a match-winner.
“The crew administration at all times backs saying that you’re a match-winner and also you at all times should go and win the match for the crew. That’s the solely factor I maintain considering day-after-day. I at all times suppose that I need to win matches for India and I’m pleased that I did it right this moment,” added the 23-year-old.
‘Best sequence wins’: Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli led tributes to India’s cricketers after their win.
Tendulkar described it as ‘one of many biggest sequence wins.’
“EVERY SESSION WE DISCOVERED A NEW HERO. Each time we received hit, we stayed put & stood taller. We pushed boundaries of perception to play fearless however not careless cricket,” Tendulkar tweeted.
“Accidents & uncertainties have been countered with poise & confidence,” he mentioned.
Virat Kohli, India’s captain within the first Check in Adelaide — when the crew have been skittled for 36 — and who returned residence for the start of his little one, mentioned: “WHAT A WIN!!! Yessssss.”
“To everybody who doubted us after Adelaide, arise and take discover. Exemplary efficiency however the grit and willpower was the standout for us the entire method. Effectively completed to all of the boys and the administration. Get pleasure from this historic feat lads,” Kohli mentioned in a tweet.
Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle mentioned the Gabba floor is “Now not the Gabbatoir. That is historical past.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted inside minutes of India’s triumph that the nation was “overjoyed”.
“Their exceptional power and fervour was seen all through. So was their stellar intent, exceptional grit and willpower. Congratulations to the crew! Greatest needs on your future endeavours,” he mentioned.
Even Google’s Indian-born chief government Sundar Pichai received in on the act.
“One of many biggest take a look at sequence wins ever. Congrats India and nicely performed Australia, what a sequence,” Pichai tweeted.
Hardest ever tour: Shastri India coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday claimed this was the hardest ever tour an Indian crew had undertaken and credited common skipper Kohli for the self-belief and character that noticed the Indians win their second successive sequence in Australia.
Kohli had led India to their first-ever sequence win in Australia, again in 2018-19.
“That is the hardest tour ever. We’re taking part in in Covid and quarantine instances with a number of accidents. So nothing comes near this or surpasses this,” mentioned the coach.