Virat Kohli-led Team India scripted a historic 137-run win against the Aussies in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.
It was the speedster Jasprit Bumrah, who got things done in a right way as his nine-wicket haul in the match helped India to register their 150th Test victory.
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara’s gritty 106-run knock which included a 170-run partnership with captain Kohli played a decisive role in the context of the match.
Team India first played a Boxing Day Test in 1985. Over the years, they lost 5, drew 2 before finally winning in 2018. This is a sweet end to the year for Kohli and his team.
Here’s how Indian players reacted after the historic win:
What a win!! Proud to be part of this unit . Onto Sydney now. Jai hind 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/DsW8WXRMGj
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 30, 2018
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) December 30, 2018
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 30, 2018
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) December 30, 2018
Not an easy place to come and win and every test win here needs to be cherished like there is no tomorrow. Special mention to @imVkohli @cheteshwar1 and our very own Malcom M @Jaspritbumrah93 👏 pic.twitter.com/jIB8oJ0eMG
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) December 30, 2018
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) December 30, 2018
The pace triplet at The G. This was such a historic Test. Proud feeling to be a part of this group. Record breaking 130+ wickets in 2018 #TeamIndia @circleofcricket @ESPNcricinfo pic.twitter.com/wYreTY3XtT
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) December 30, 2018
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) December 30, 2018
And that's a wrap on Melbourne! What a rollercoaster of a game it has been. Games like these bring out the true beauty of test cricket. Thank you all for your wishes. Ending 2018 with this lovely memory. On to the final one now! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/durwAO5HmC
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) December 30, 2018
Firsts are always special. In Australia, against Australia. On Boxing Day. The debut couldn't have been any sweeter. Thank you for the overwhelming welcome and support. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/3nHuxVlvdc
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) December 30, 2018
The Man of the Moment and the best in the business – BOOM 💥 @Jaspritbumrah93 🌟
Amazing performance by this guy here and the entire team 🇮🇳💙 pic.twitter.com/8LMYGgTL43
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) December 30, 2018
Playing at Australia has always created some special memories & this one would be cherished specially, as Indian Pace Battery delivered an extraordinary performance. Kudos team India🇮🇳 #AUSvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/PVSazvY1Ej
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) December 30, 2018
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) December 30, 2018