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'Showed grit, determination and resilience': Kohli sings praise of 'young team'

Sachin Tendulkar attributed the win to the character and the mental strength shown by the players

Our Bureau And PTI Published 27.02.24, 08:33 AM
Virat Kohli, who had pulled out of the ongoing series because of personal reasons

Virat Kohli, who had pulled out of the ongoing series because of personal reasons Sourced by the Telegraph

He is away from the team for “personal reasons”, but Virat Kohli did not forget to congratulate Rohit Sharma and his men for their “phenomenal” victory in the Test series against India.

India beat England by five wickets in the fourth Test in Ranchi to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. The final Test will be played in Dharamsala from March 7.

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“YES!!! Phenomenal series win by our young team. Showed grit, determination and resilience,” read Kohli’s post on X, his first cricket-related comment after making himself unavailable for the Test series.

Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma were blessed with a baby boy on February 15.

Not just Kohli, others from the cricket fraternity too hailed India’s triumph.

Sachin Tendulkar attributed the win to the character and the mental strength shown by the players.

“The score is 3-won! India once again came back from a pressure situation and fought back to win the match. It shows the character and the mental strength of our players,” Tendulkar wrote on X.

He picked a few individual players for special praise.

“A great first spell in Test cricket for Akashdeep. @dhruvjurel21 was terrific at reading the length in both innings and his footwork was precise. His partnership with @imkuldeep18 kept us in the game in the 1st innings, and his knock in the 2nd innings helped us sail home.

“Kuldeep’s spell in the 2nd innings was vital. Seniors like @ashwinravi99, @imjadeja and @ImRo45 did their jobs. @ShubmanGill showed great temperament in curbing his instinct in the chase and scored an important 50.”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said: “5 world class players missing .. Losing the Toss .. deficit in the 1st innings .. Full credit to India .. that’s a very impressive test victory .. a lot of new young indian players are arriving and will be around for a long time.”

BCCI secretary Jay Shah too congratulated the team for the “outstanding” series victory. “Fantastic victory for Team India in the 4th Test in Ranchi.” He also praised Rohit Sharma’s captaincy.

With inputs from PTI

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