Team India has registered arguably their greatest Test series victory when they defeated Australia on Tuesday in Brisbane by 7 wickets. Team India staged an improbable comeback series triumph after losing the first Test in Adelaide. Under the stand-in skipper, Ajinkya Rahane the Indian contingent, which kept losing players after player to injuries, won in Melbourne, draw out at the SCG.
However, their victory at the Gabba, known as Australia’s fortress – the hosts haven’t lost a single Test at the venue since 1988 until they met a battered group of Indians who were on an otherworldy motivation – not draw out the Test and the series and take home the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, but to win it, for the second time, consecutively, in Australia.
BCCI announces INR 5 Crore as a bonus for Team India
Jay Shah, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has announced a whopping bonus of INR 5 Crore for Team India which the team will receive other than their regular match fee.
This reward comes as a token of appreciation from the BCCI for the team and their support staff to make history by winning a series Down Under two years after they did it for the first time.
Jay Shah himself took to Twitter to announce this reward. He lauded the team for their remarkable character and ability to win the series.
“The @BCCI has announced INR 5 Crore as team bonus. These are special moments for India Cricket. An outstanding display of character and skill #TeamIndia #AUSvIND#Gabba” tweeted Jay Shah.
Chasing a target of 328, Team India lost Rohit Sharma early. But, other batters conjured partnerships; Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara notched up their respective fifties. It was Rishabh Pant, with his 89* took the team over the line with just 3 overs remaining in the match.
Next, India host Joe Root’s England for a 4-Test match series commencing 5th February, followed by 5 T20Is and a 3-match ODI series.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 19, 2021