The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah announced a team bonus of Rs 5 crore for India after their historic Test series win in Australia on Tuesday.
Team India breached fortress Gabba by chasing down 328 on the final day of the series-deciding Brisbane Test to bag the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This was Australia’s first loss at the Gabba in Test cricket since their defeat against the West Indies in 1988.
“The @BCCI has announced INR 5 Crore as team bonus. These are special moments for India Cricket. An outstanding display of character and skill #TeamIndia #AUSvIND #Gabba,” Jay Shah tweeted.
Shah also went on to praise the whole team for showing true character, resilience and grit after losing their 8 key players during the series.
#TeamIndia has redefined words like resilience, grit and determination this #BorderGavaskarTrophy. You have inspired the entire nation. Well done, @ajinkyarahane88 @RaviShastriOfc & the boys. Special mention to Siraj @RishabhPant17 @RealShubmanGill #Gabba #AUSvIND,” Shah tweeted.
India needed 324 on the final day with all 10 wickets in hand but they didn’t get off to a good start as Rohit Sharma departed early. But that was the only thing which went in Australia’s favour as Shubman Gill (91), Rishabh Pant (89 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) played the knock of their lives to pull off the highest successful run chase in Brisbane.
It is also India’s third highest successful run chase behind the 406 (vs West Indies Port of Spain 1975/76) and 387 (vs England Chennai 2008/09)
India retained the Border-Gavaskar series for the second time in Australia after their 2-1 victory on their last tour in 2018-19.