The fab four of bowling! Twitter reactions to India’s win at MCG

By Chaitanya Laxman

Team India created history by winning the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne. With this win, the visitors have taken a 2-1 lead in the Test series and have retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Former and current cricketers and fans are delighted with Team India’s stunning performance and the social media was full of praise for Kohli and Co.

India conquer Melbourne after 37 years

Australia started day five of the Melbourne Test with eight wickets down. Indian bowlers took little time to finish off the proceedings as Jasprit Bumrah sent back Pat Cummins and then Ishant Sharma dismissed Nathan Lyon.

This is India’s first win at Melbourne after 37 years and this win has also offered Virat Kohli a chance to win a Test series in Australia.

Twitter lauds the Indian Team

Twitter was full of praise for the Indian team and especially the bowling unit. Jasprit Bumrah with his nine wickets stole the limelight and fans and cricketers appreciated the young pacer for his meteoric rise in red ball cricket.

Always wanted to play Test cricket: Bumrah

The right arm pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah was adjudged the man of the match award for his spectacular bowling performance.

Bumrah stated that to play Test cricket is a great feeling be it Boxing Day or any other day. He pointed out that he made his India debut in Australia, so it is a great feeling.

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He explained that he always focus on consistency and he feels when you have so many options, you may get confused. According to the Indian pacer someday you get wickets, someday another mate will, but they don’t think about those.

He admitted that he bowled a lot, but he doesn’t mind, because this is why they train. They bowl a lot in Ranji-Trophy cricket, and it pays off. He also noted that when he made his ODI debut, he always just wanted to play Test cricket.

Chaitanya Laxman