India's hard-fought Border-Gavaskar Test series win over Australia at The Gabba triggered a host of social media reactions from the cricket fraternity.
From being 36 all out in the series opener and 1-0 down, and facing the remainder of the series without regular skipper and talisman Virat Kohli, to losing some of their top players to injury, India came a long way as they conquered The Gabba fortress and won the four-match series with a sensational performance.
First up, India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane, and his men took to social media to celebrate one of the nation's greatest ever Test wins.
Proud to be a part of this unit 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/bZZupXEAfE— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) January 19, 2021
"A series we can never forget," says the man who led his side to a famous victory.
When the chips are down. You push harder.💪💪 A series we can never forget. 😍 Through the tough times we always believed and backed ourselves and this series win proves with belief you can achieve everything.💯🙏@BCCI pic.twitter.com/uPPhzmFHAT— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) January 19, 2021
Overcome with emotion and filled with pride. The character & skill shown by the entire squad has been commendable. Moments like these make the countless hours of toil and practice truly worth it.— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) January 19, 2021
Thank you for all the support and wishes 👍 🇮🇳#TeamIndia #InItTogether #AUSvsIND pic.twitter.com/y0mgcZp0Cy
Undoubtedly, one of the best series I've been a part of. Everyone stood up to the challenge when it mattered the most; a sign of a champion team.— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) January 19, 2021
LOVE THIS TEAM! 🙌🏻#TeamIndia #DownUnder #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/FHQ8xayyUA
This is a win we’re never forgetting, this is a win for the ages! So proud of this team, Jai Hind 🇮🇳 CHAMPIONS🏆 pic.twitter.com/9KzLG28QaJ— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) January 19, 2021
Others too, from the Indian cricket family, joined the celebrations, with legends Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman expressing their pride.
WHAT A WIN!!! Yessssss. To everyone who doubted us after Adelaide, stand up and take notice. Exemplary performance but the grit and determination was the standout for us the whole way. Well done to all the boys and the management. Enjoy this historic feat lads. Cheers 👏🏼🇮🇳 @BCCI pic.twitter.com/CgWElgOOO1— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 19, 2021
For all of us in 🇮🇳 & across the world, if you ever score 36 or lesser in life, remember: it isn't end of the world.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 19, 2021
The spring stretches backward only to propel you forward. And once you succeed, don't forget to celebrate with those who stood by you when the world wrote you off. pic.twitter.com/qqaTTAg9uW
@ajinkyarahane88 led the side brilliantly, giving a lot of confidence to youngsters and Pujara exhibited his steely resolve once again. Can’t forget the young bowling unit. Fantastic team effort💪💪 #AUSvsIND— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 19, 2021
Some high praise for Rahane from India great Bishan Bedi!
This will take a while to sink in..by far the Greatest come back in the history of Indn Crkt..@ajinkyarahane88 deserves kudos & lot more..fr keeping remarkable cool..& calculated manoeuvres on the field..@ajinkyarahane88 reminds o #TigerPataudi at his best.!!— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) January 19, 2021
This win is going in history books ! Young team beating a experienced Australian side I don’t think I was so proud while I was playing for india 🇮🇳 #Unbelievable stuff #test cricket at it’s best congratulations boys 🕺🏼👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽 #IndiavsAustralia— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 19, 2021
Test cricket’s heart is beating strongly! That was an extraordinary win @BCCI & a fantastic series to watch. Aussies not lost at The Gabba since 1988. Wow— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) January 19, 2021
There wasn't just one, but many match-winners who contributed to the win for India.