From Kohli's befitting reply to BCCI's surprise gift: Indian cricket team is all in the rain of praises!

The Indian team is all under the rain of praises from across and beyond the borders after the Rahane-led fleet had defeated Australia in the fourth and final Test match that was held in Brisbane. Emerging victorious amid the absence of some top players, India had written a new history after it had collapsed the legacy of Australia as Tuesday's defeat was the first defeat the host recorded in Brisbane after 32 years. 

Beyond winning the series and becoming champions, India's splendid and powerful display of collapsing Aussies legacy was the main factor that gave a crucial boost to the Indian team to resurge in Test cricket. India's campaign of bringing the legacy of the host to an end has relished the fans and veteran cricketers and the achievement has brought the entire Indian team under the showers of praise, pride, and of course the rain of money. 

Following the historical and remarkable victory, the BCCI had on Tuesday announced Rs 5 crore bonus for the Indian cricket team for creating history and for retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In what has become a surprise gift for the players, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah had tweeted in minutes after the victory and announced the bonus to the team. 

Ganguly took to Twitter and said, "Just a remarkable win...To go to Australia and win a test series in this way ..will be remembered in the history of Indian cricket forever ..Bcci announces a 5 cr bonus for the team...The value of this win is beyond any number ..well done to every member of the touring party". Jay Shah said, "The BCCI has announced Rs 5 crore as team bonus. These are special moments for Indian cricket. An outstanding display of character and skill". 

Commending the team's efforts in another Tweet, Jay Shah said, "Team India has redefined words like resilience, grit, and determination this Border Gavaskar Trophy. You have inspired the entire nation. Well done, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravi Shastri, & the boys. Special mention to Siraj, Rishabh Pant, and Shubman Gill". And that is not the end of the rain of compliments as besides the leaders of BCCI, the Indian team has profoundly got appreciations from national and state leaders, and veteran legendary cricketers. 

By lauding the victory against Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the remarkable energy and passion of the Indian team were visible throughout. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said, "We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout. So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit, and determination. Congratulations to the team! Best wishes for your future endeavours." 

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter and wrote, "Every session, discovered a new hero. Every time we got hit, we stayed put & stood taller. We pushed boundaries of belief to play fearless but not careless cricket. Injuries & uncertainties were countered with poise & confidence. One of the greatest series wins! Congrats India". Legendary batsman Virender Sehwag said, "India had many players injured, but what has been injured more has been the Australian arrogance & pride. The test series has been like a movie with every member of the Indian Team being a hero & some of them Superheroes." 

Indian captain Virat Kohli, who missed the series as he returned to India to be with his wife Anushka during her pregnancy, was under full of happiness and gave a befitting reply to those who had doubted India's ability. Taking to Twitter, Kohli said, "What a win!!! Yes. 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". 

Veteran cricketer Gautam Gambhir said, "This is what a billion goosebumps feel like! Proud Indian". Shikhar Dhawan said, "Congratulations Team India. Absolute superstars all of you. A proud and historic moment for Indian cricket! Battered, bruised, but champions as well. Well played, boys! Cherish the moment". Young cricketer KL Rahul took to Twitter and said, "An epic series win that'll go down as one of our finest performances ever. Ups and downs but never gave up. On the road, away from home, innumerable injuries but the will to fight always high no matter the odds. A win we will cherish forever. Well done boys. We are so proud".

The Indian Cricket Council said, "India had many stars as they fought their way to a historic win at the Gabba". Honoring the Indian team's victory, the ICC has changed its Cover picture in its official Twitter handle and kept the picture of the Indian team with the trophy. After the historical victory, India's standing captain Ajinkya Rahane said, "This win means a lot to us. We didn't discuss anything after Adelaide. We just wanted to play the remaining games with a good attitude and character without worrying about the result". 

India's memorable victory not only changed history but it also has reshuffled the ICC's Test rating as, through the victory, India surpassed Australia and took the second spot in the table of nine countries, and pushed Australia to third place. According to the latest points table released by the ICC, New Zealand tops the table with 118 points while India stands second with 117 points and Australia was downed to the third spot with 113 points. India was on the ODI, T20, and Test tours in Australia and while the host had won the ODI trophy, India won both the T20 and Test series.