New Delhi, Sept 1: As Team India clinched the 3rd Test match against Sri Lanka by 117 runs and with it registered series win on Lankan soil after a gap of 22 years. Twitterati congratulated the team as well as skipper Virat Kohli for the historic feat.
Supporters of Indian cricket congratulated the team for coming strongly from behind in the second Test and eventually going on to win the series in the island nation. Former Indian cricketers and cricket commentators have commended the works of Team India.
Cricket fans are now terming this Test series victory as the beginning of Kohli-era because even skipper MS Dhoni, who was the most successful Test skipper in Indian history, too couldn't win a series in Lanka. [India captain Virat Kohli creates history in Sri Lanka]
This also happens to be India's overseas victory after a long time.
Team India bowled out Sri Lanka for 268 on the fifth and final day of the 3rd Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground in Colombo.
Here are a few such tweets:
This is the 2nd occasion India has won a 3 match series 2-1 after losing the first Test The other: in March 2001 against Australia#IndvSL— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 1, 2015
Pujara was brilliant. But without Ishant Sharma, India would have struggled to get 20 wickets. The spinners didn't have much going for them.— cricketingview (@cricketingview) September 1, 2015
That satisfaction on Virat Kohli's face. Heaven. #INDvSL— alaska (@alaskayounggx) September 1, 2015
Cool Era is Gone .... Aggressive era begins ...This Team will make wonders in Test cricket under Virat Kohli's Captaincy for Sure #INDvsSL— Gautham Reddy (@Sama_Gautham) September 1, 2015
Congratulations to Virat Kohli and the Indian Cricket Team on a well deserved and a terrific series win.#INDvSL— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) September 1, 2015
Congrats Team India! Terrific come back after being one down in the series. Way to go @imVkohli & Team India. Wish you many more victories.— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 1, 2015
Kohli already has something which Dhoni and Dada doesn't! A series win in SL!! Keep going young man! Sky is the limit :) #INDvSL— Saurav Jha (@sauravjha_) September 1, 2015
.@imVkohli era gets going. Superb series win. Admirable turnaround after losing first Test— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 1, 2015
Wonderful gesture from Kohli to literally force Pujara to join Ishant in leading the team back in.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 1, 2015
Congrats Team India on a fabulous series win👏Really glad 2 see the way the team bounced back after losing the 1st test.Keep it up👍 @BCCI— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 1, 2015
Congratulations India for winning the Test match and series against SL. Sweet victory— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 1, 2015
The joy on the faces of Indian players tells me that Indian Test cricket is in good hands...nothing makes me happier 😊— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 1, 2015