New Delhi: As Australia were beaten black and blue by India in just under four days at Rajeev Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad there was no dearth of congratulatory messages for Team India. The twitter world was flooded with messages. Below is a compilation of best tweets:
Former Australia batsman Damien Martyn was among the first one to wish India on their win. @dmartyn30, "To my Indian friends well done on a great Test win so well deserved but please .. Surely you didn't think I was serious yesterday," tweeted Damien Martyn.
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar heaped praise on young Indian brigade for their all-round performance in Hyderabad, which gave India an innings and 135-run win. @sanjaymanjrekar, "Pujara,Vijay,Bhuvaneshwar, Ashwin,Jadeja, The young brigade of Indian cricket winning that 2nd test match for Ind."
Ex-Sri Lankan cricketer and commentator Russel Arnold too backed young Indian team. @RusselArnold69, "Congratulations India!....Massive positives with all the younger players coming up with superb performances."
Rising star from Mumbai Ajinkya Rahane was delighted with the way Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay batted on Day 2 and 3, and also thanked Ravichandran Ashwin for his fantastic bowling spell. @ajinkyarahane88, "Memorable partnership between pujara and vijay..Great win, great feeling.. was part of the team in australia too..now can say that life is a full circle..well bowled @ashwinravi99."
One of India's mainstay in limited-overs format Suresh Raina was not part of the team for the first two Tests but he kept himself updated with what was going on in the second Test. @ImRaina, "An innings victory has no parallel! Brilliant effort @imjadeja and @ashwinravi99 Outstanding win!"
Ravindra Jadeja, who had an outstanding match with the ball was delighted for getting an extra off day. @imjadeja, "great win against Aus , flyng to home today fr few days ,will spend some tym wid my horses cheers."
However, Australia spin legend Shane Warne backed skipper Michael Clarke and urged selectors and teammates to support him in these trying circumstances. @warne888, "Aust are lucky we have the best Captain / Batsmen in the world in @MClarke23 He needs to be supported by selectors & the people in charge !"
There was also a piece of advice coming from another former Australia batsman Dean Jones, who suggested coach Mickey Arthur to give Aussie batsmen more batting practice on rank turners. @ProfDeano, "what Mickey Arthur should do... is to get the whole Team to bat for 3 hours on this pitch once the game is finished facing our spinners.."