Virat Kohli and Team India scripted history on Monday by becoming the first Indian side to win a Test series in Australia. India won the series 2-1 after the Sydney Test ended in a draw due to rain. Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar took to Twitter to congratulate.
“Congratulations to Team India for a historic series victory Down Under. One of the toughest tours in world cricket is a Test Series in Australia. It was a great effort and they kept Aussies under pressure throughout.”
With the victory, India also became the first Asian side to win a Test series in Australia. India had ripped through the Australian tail in Sydney on a shortened Day Four, when bad light and rain allowed only around 100 minutes of play, bowling the hosts out for 300 in reply to their own ominous 622 for seven declared. Australia then suffered the indignity of being forced to follow on at home for the first time in 30 years.