PM Khan con­grat­u­lates Kohli and co for In­dia's his­toric Test vic­tory in Aus­tralia

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Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan on Tues­day fe­lic­i­tated the In­dian cricket team for their his­toric Test series vic­tory in Aus­tralia which saw them be­come the first side from sub­con­ti­nent to achieve the feat.

On Jan­uary 6, as the fourth and fi­nal Test ended in a draw, Team In­dia's 2- 1 lead saw them clinch an un­prece­dented Test series Down Un­der.

Praise and con­grat­u­la­tions from In­dian of­fi­cials as well as celebri­ties poured in for the team fol­low­ing their win.

And to­day Prime Min­is­ter Khan also ac­knowl­edged the gar­gan­tuan achieve­ment of In­dian cap­tain Vi­rat Kohli's men.

"Con­grat­u­la­tions to Vi­rat Kohli and the In­dian cricket team for the first ever win by a sub­con­ti­nent team in a test series in Aus­tralia," the prime min­is­ter tweeted.

The premier's fe­lic­i­ta­tions fol­lowed his In­dian coun­ter­part Naren­dra Modi's.

Aus­tralia were still 316 in ar­rears in Syd­ney when the match was called off due to rain on day five, leav­ing In­dia with a 2-1 tri­umph after wins in Ade­laide and Mel­bourne. Aus­tralia won in Perth.

“I want to say I've never been more proud of be­ing part of a team, than this one right here,” said an over­joyed Kohli — widely con­sid­ered per­haps the great­est player of his gen­er­a­tion — fol­low­ing the win.

Their 2- 1 tri­umph achieved what no other In­dian side has man­aged since they started tour­ing to Aus­tralia in 1947-48, with the foun­da­tions for suc­cess laid not in the first Test at Ade­laide but on their tour of South Africa last year.

While In­dia's bat­ting in Aus­tralia was a class above, an­chored by Kohli and Chetesh­war Pu­jara, it was the con­sis­tency of the bowl­ing that made the dif­fer­ence, with no Aus­tralian bats­men scor­ing a cen­tury.Agen­cies

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