Pawar hails Perth win, to fete Kumble

Updated: 25 January 2008 13:17 IST

BCCI President Sharad Pawar on Saturday hailed the Indian team for their stunning victory against Australia in the Perth Test.

New Delhi:

BCCI President Sharad Pawar on Saturday hailed the Indian team for their stunning victory against Australia in the Perth Test and also promised to felicitate captain Anil Kumble for joining the 600 Test wicket club.

"On behalf of the cricket loving people of India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India, I extend heartiest congratulations to Team India led by Anil Kumble for their emphatic win over Australia at Perth," Pawar said in a statement.

"It was a great team effort with each member contributing to the win, particularly the efforts of the young and inexperienced pace attack is laudable," he said.

"Anil Kumble led the team with dignity and honour both on and off the field and marshaled his resources well," he said.

Congratulating Kumble for achieving the personal milestone of 600 Test wickets, Pawar said, "The Board of Control for Cricket in India is indeed very proud of Anil's achievement and it will felicitate him in a befitting manner after the return of the Indian Team from Australia."

Topics : Cricket Anil Kumble
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