India registered a historic three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba, thereby clinching the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1. Chasing a mammoth target of 328 on the final day of the match, that too at a venue where Australia had not tasted defeat in last 32 years, India rode on brilliant half centuries of Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara to register one of India's most historic win in Test cricket.
Jubilant Bollywood celebrities took to social media to share their excitement on India's win. Actor Ranveer Singh shared a picture of the triumphant players from the field on Instagram writing, Historic win, what an effort," whereas, actress Preity Zinta tweeted: "OMG !!! What a WIN #Gabba has been breached & conquered and with it #TeamIndia moves to the No 1 spot in the World Test ranking. What grit, determination & strength of character shown by the boys in Blue."
OMG !!! What a WIN 👊👊 #Gabba has been breached & conquered and with it #TeamIndia moves to the No 1 spot in the World Test ranking 🇮🇳What grit, determination & strength of character shown by the boys in Blue 👏 #INDvAUS #Champions #JaiHind #Ting ❤️ pic.twitter.com/t8mrpkBmjo— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) January 19, 2021
T 3787 - INDIAAAAA .. INDIA !! INDIAAAA .. INDIA .. 🇮🇳THOK DIYA .. Australia ko .. 💪💪INCREDIBLE VICTORY .. badhai badhai badhai .. !!Body blows ! Injury ! Racist abuse ! गले ते हथ ना रक्खीं , ठोक देयाँगे !!!! INCREDIBLE INDIA !! Don't ever underestimate INDIA !! pic.twitter.com/TPFxNbODU8— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 19, 2021
Congratulations Team India for an exemplary performance, winning against all odds and creating history...truly Champions 👏 #INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/1tNTttez9V— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 19, 2021
What an absolutely marvellous victory for our team!!! Stayed up all night to watch it unfold ball by ball. Now will sleep peacefully for a bit and savour this historic moment. Love to all our boys and greatly admire their resilience to power us through to this win. Chak De India!— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 19, 2021
Actor Siddharth posted his reaction during the match.
What a classic! Never forget!From 36 all out to first time in 38 years. Pant, Che Pu, Washi, Siraj, Shardul and of course our Cap'n Jinks!! CHAMPIONS! 🙌🏽#INDvAUSThis is how we watch cricket in my house.📸 by my Amma who is jumping for joy (it's her birthday today!!!!) ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PHxx2MitBs— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 19, 2021
Shubman Gill, Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Sundar, Nattu, Pant... So many young future Kings of cricket in the making. Indian cricket is young, vibrant, defiant and well behaved... At all cost! What a day. What a feeling.Never forget. Never look back.#INDvAUS— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 19, 2021
"This victory will not just inspire Indian cricketers, it will inspire all Indian sportspersons for quite a few years to come with the two most vital messages for anybody who plays competitive sport. That fear and pain are in the mind. And self respect is in the heart," wrote Rahul Bose.
This victory will not just inspire Indian cricketers, it will inspire all Indian sportspersons for quite a few years to come with the two most vital messages for anybody who plays competitive sport. That fear and pain are in the mind. And self respect is in the heart. #AUSvsIND— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) January 19, 2021
The hosts had won the first Test of the series in Adelaide, while bowling out India with the pink ball for their lowest Test total of 36. The Rahane-led side, however, registered a stunning comeback in Melbourne, winning the Boxing Day Test by eight wickets. The third Test then ended in an epic draw in Sydney.
"It means a lot to us. I don't know how to describe this, but our boys showed a lot of character and determination after the Adelaide Test," Rahane said at the post-match presentation.
"I'm really proud of each and every individual," he added.