Former and current players took to social media to applaud the inaugural World Test Champions, New Zealand, after their win against India by eight wickets.
In a contest that had ebbs and flows from the first session, it was New Zealand, who lived up to their reputation of the Number 1 Test side. One of the greats Sachin Tendulkar hailed the Blackcaps as the "superior team" while Michael Atherton tweeted that they were the "worthy champions."
To Kane and all of the boys.— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) June 23, 2021
We love you ❤️🇳🇿
What incredible news to wake up to! Huge congrats to @kane_s_w and the rest of the @blackcapsnz ! Incredibly proud of this bunch of guys to come away with the win against a strong Indian side! Celebrate well lads! https://t.co/6SKJwhbEJ8— Martin Guptill (@Martyguptill) June 23, 2021
Congratulations @BLACKCAPS. Quality performance. Deserved win 👏🏻— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) June 23, 2021
Congrats @BLACKCAPS on winning the #WTC21. You were the superior team.#TeamIndia will be disappointed with their performance.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 23, 2021
As I had mentioned the first 10 overs will be crucial & 🇮🇳 lost both Kohli & Pujara in the space of 10 balls & that put a lot of pressure on the team. pic.twitter.com/YVwnRGJXXr
This team epitomises this!!!! @BLACKCAPS— Nathan McCullum (@MccullumNathan) June 23, 2021
“Honest efforts day by day will keep our flag a flying. Loyalty to our performance and to our mates, will etch into history significant dates…”👍🍻🍻🍻
Sensational performance @BLACKCAPS— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) June 23, 2021
Deserved champions beating a great opponent.
Enjoy gents! What an achievement
So proud of this group of men. 5 years ago this result would have been unimaginable. Enjoy tonight lads! @blackcaps— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) June 23, 2021
A contest worthy to be called a Final.— DK (@DineshKarthik) June 23, 2021
The pendulum kept swinging both ways throughout the game but it was NZ who showed why they are the number 1 test side.
Congratulations to the @blackcaps!
Well played #TeamIndia, proud today and always! @bcci#WTCFinal #INDvNZ
Congratulations @BLACKCAPS on being deserving champions. NZ bowlers were terrific, Williamson & Taylor brought in their experience to finish the job.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 23, 2021
Indian batsman will rue not playing to potential in 2nd inngs,but India can be proud of the way they played the WTC cycle #IndvNZ pic.twitter.com/rQdVosk2g3
Huge congrats to the @BLACKCAPS on a great victory in the WTC final. India played there part as well in a high quality match.Brilliant innovation by ICC and look forward to it getting bigger and better every year.👏— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) June 23, 2021
Congratulations @BLACKCAPS a humble, hardworking and outstanding Test team- worthy champions— Mike atherton (@Athersmike) June 23, 2021
Congratulations to @BLACKCAPS on a great performance. Williamson all class. Taylor vintage. Special mention to Watling the little terrier always in the trenches when the going gets tough. Well deserved to a team that leads by example on and off the field. #INDvNZ— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) June 24, 2021
Congratulations to New Zealand on winning the World Test Championship 👏 Kudos to #TeamIndia on making it all the way into the final. Chin up, boys 👏 🇮🇳— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 23, 2021