"Oh My Lords...": Twitter Goes Into Overdrive As India Register Thrilling Win Against England At Lord's
England vs India: Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for the Indian team after a thrilling win over England at Lord's on Monday.
- India won a thrilling contest at Lord's, beating England by 151 runs
- Twitter went into overdrive after India's win in final moments of Day 5
- Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, R Ashwin lead the wishes for India
India registered a win for the ages at Lord's on Monday when they beat England by 151 runs in the dying moments of the final day of the Test. Mohammed Siraj returned 4 for 32 while Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami returned two wickets each to help India bowl England out for 120, chasing 272 to win on Day 5. Tributes and wishes poured in on social media after India's thrilling victory with cricketers and fans hailing the visitors for a superlative performance.
"That was some Test match" tweeted Sachin Tendulkar.
That was some Test match #TeamIndia!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 16, 2021
Enjoyed watching every moment of it. The resilience and grit that the team displayed in difficult situations is something that stood out for me.
Very well played!
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag hailed the Indian team for turning their fortunes around on the final day.
From At beginning of the day, " bacha paayenge kya",to registering this win at Lords, not many teams can turn around their fortunes in overseas Test Matches like we have done. Kamaal kar diya ladkon ne..— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 16, 2021
And as they say, Never ever ever ever underestimate the Indian's #LordsTest pic.twitter.com/pLTz49AxUq
Wasim Jaffer, Sehwag's former India teammate, posted a scene from a popular film to post his wishes.
Sourav Ganguly, R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Kaif and Michael Vaughan all congratulated India on the victory.
What a test match!! 2 days on the bounce now!! #INDvENG Top team effort and well done to all the boys— Mask up and take your vaccine (@ashwinravi99) August 16, 2021
Love your never give up attitude Great win boys pic.twitter.com/3gHi5mOeBu— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 16, 2021
Remarkable effort by Indian bowlers to bowl out England inside two sessions to win the Lord's Test. Big credit to Rahane & Pujara as well as Shami & Bumrah for putting up match-winning partnerships. And a well deserved Man of the Match for KL Rahul for a classy knock. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/OKmPETajit— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 16, 2021
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and BCCI secretary Jay Shah also chipped in with their wishes.
Splendid Victory Boys !— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 16, 2021
Going to remember this one for a long time! https://t.co/SEQo9nOpzv
Teamwork, spirit, character and intent. It has taken all that and much more behind this very special win at @HomeOfCricket. What an outstanding effort to pull off a win in the final hour after 5 days of riveting cricket. @Jaspritbumrah93 @mdsirajofficial @MdShami11 @klrahul11— Jay Shah (@JayShah) August 16, 2021
Chennai Super Kings posted tweets for the team and Mohammed Siraj.
Earlier, Bumrah and Shami put together an unbeaten 89-run stand to help India take a healthy lead after being in a jittery position at the start of Day 5.
India declared on 282 for 8 after having posted 364 in the first innings. England made 391 in their first innings, led by skipper Joe Root's unbeaten 180.