Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is an ardent cricket fan and his latest tweet to congratulate Team India on their historic victory in Australia very much proves that. Team India, on Monday, registered a historic win in Australia when they won the Test series 2-1 after the fourth and final Test ended in a draw due to bad weather.
India had already taken an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series after winning the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. And it became more or less clear that the visitors would not lose the fourth Test after scoring 622 for 7 in their first innings.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant starred with the bat by scoring stupendous tons while Mayank Agarwal and Ravindra Jadeja scored fifties. Kuldeep Yadav then starred with the ball, picking up a five-wicket haul as India bowled out the hosts for just 300. Skipper Virat Kohli then asked the home side to follow-on on day four before bad light brought a premature end to the day. The weather on day five was even more worse and consequently the players could not take to the field at all.
It was the third consecutive day in Sydney that was affected by either bad light or rain. Play was eventually called off, sending the Indian players and fans into delirium.
India had previously failed to win a Test series in Australia in 11 previous attempts. The winless run had started way back in 1948. In the series, India also registered their first Test win since 2008. Soon after the historic triumph, the team has been showered with praise and Amitabh Bachchan also did his bit. The veteran actor took to Twitter to congratulate the team and hilariously pointed out the famous ‘babysitter’ sledge, writing:
INCREDIBLE achievement Indian Cricket Team .. WINNERS of TEST series in Australia !! CONGRATULATIONS – baby sitting and all !!????????????????????????? after 71 years .. !!! COME ON INDIA !!!
T 3051 – INCREDIBLE achievement Indian Cricket Team .. WINNERS of TEST series in Australia !! CONGRATULATIONS – baby sitting and all !!????????????????????????? after 71 years .. !!! COME ON INDIA !!! pic.twitter.com/HJMElxltz5
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 7, 2019