India vs South Africa: Cricket fraternity welcomes India’s first win in Centurion | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Cricket Brotherhood celebrated India’s first Test victory at Centurion Thursday, with Virat Kohli‘s bowling attack comes in for special praise from greats such as Sachin Tendulkar for its ability to “take 20 wickets anywhere in the world”.
After memorable victories at Gabba and Lord’s, team India ended 2021 in style by overthrowing South Africa‘s citadel, Supersport Park, when they gave the Proteas a loss of 113 runs in the preliminary test.

India’s burning tempo unit, including world class Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, picked up 18 wickets to make the country the first Asian team to win a test match at SuperSport Park.

As expected, congratulatory messages flowed to Kohli and Co. in from the cricket fraternity.

Here are some of them:
* Sachin Tendulkar: Excellent bowling at an attack that can pick 20 wickets in a test match anywhere in the world. Congratulations to #TeamIndia on a convincing victory! #SAVE

* Ravi Shastri: Wohoo Brisbane, Oval, Lord’s and now Centurion … Congratulations @imVkohli, Rahul Dravid and the entire contingent to become the first Asian nation to win at Centurion #BoxingDayTest #TeamIndia

* Venkatesh Prasad: A phenomenal 2021 in test match cricket for #TeamIndia. To become the first Asian team to win in Centurion, this is a special team and a special victory. Shami was unique, but KL Rahul’s masterclass was a pleasure and the biggest difference #IndvsSA

* Virender Sehwag: Dream 2021 for Team India in Test Cricket. Gabba, Lord’s, Oval, Centurion and who can forget the amazing battle to draw in Sydney. With the wish for a good and even better 2022 for #TeamIndia

* Shikhar Dhawan: Perfect way to end a fantastic year for Indian Test cricket. Congratulations to the boys for being the first Asian team to win in Centurion! #BoxingDayTest

* Plumbing Laxman: Began the year with great resilience in Sydney, followed by an incredible victory at Gabba, the Lord’s victory was special, and India ended the year with a glorious victory at Centurion. Has been a brilliant test match year for Team India. Congratulations on a wonderful victory #INDvsSA

* Dinesh Karthik: Started the year with Gabba and ended it with Centurion! Congratulations on the historic test victory #TeamIndia. What an ingenious achievement to beat the hosts in such a magnificent way! Hands in the air #SAvIND.

* Irfan Pathan: First step towards history! Well done team India to win the first test match of the series. #KLRahul #Bumrah #Shami was excellent #INDvSA.

* Jay Shah: Congratulations to #TeamIndia on a fabulous victory in Centurion despite a day washed out due to rain. 2021 has been a phenomenal year with many famous away test victories in Brisbane, Lord’s and The Oval.

* Suresh Raina: Congratulations to #TeamIndia on winning the first Test match of the series. Your performance was absolutely incredible, forward and upward! Hand lift #INDvSA.

* Parthiv Patel: I do not remember the team chasing 250 plus against India, so it was always a matter of the rain saving South Africa. Congratulations Team India with the New Year’s gift! #SAvsIND.


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