Phenomenal win: Players hail Team India’s performance

New Delhi: Former captain Virat Kohli lavished praise on the young Indian batters following the hosts’ hard-fought five-wicket win over England in the fourth Test in Ranchi.

“YES!!! Phenomenal series win by our young team. Showed grit, determination and resilience,” Kohli wrote on X.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said: “Fantastic victory for Team India in the 4th Test in Ranchi, securing the Test series against England. Our bowlers capitalized on favorable conditions, with @ashwinravi99 delivering a classy performance, securing a 6-wicket haul in the match. @imjadeja was clinical in the first innings, ending with a 5-wicket haul, and @imkuldeep18 picked up 4 crucial wickets in the second innings. Brilliant leadership skills by @ImRo45 played a crucial role in guiding the team with strategic brilliance.”

“@ybj_19 continued his prime form, young @dhruvjurel21, in only his second Test match, scored a match-defining 90 on a challenging track, and @ShubmanGill put on a fine show with the bat in a tricky run chase. Congratulations to the entire squad and the support staff on this outstanding series victory!” he added.

Sachin Tendulkar also lauded Team India for a series win, “The score is 3-won! India once again came back from a pressure situation and fought back to win the match. It shows the character and the mental strength of our players”.

Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan hailed Dhruv Jurel and Shubman Gill for their “calm” innings.

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan, stated: “5 world class players missing .. Losing the Toss .. deficit in the 1st innings .. Full credit to India .. that’s a very impressive test victory .. a lot of new young Indian players are arriving and will be around for a long time.”

Earlier, Gill and Jurel joined forces to overcome massive pressure and nerves to steer India to a series victory at the JSCA International Stadium.

Resuming from 40/0, India slipped from 84/0 to 120/5, including losing captain Rohit Sharma for 55, as England threatened to make a late comeback. But Gill, who remained unbeaten on 52 and Jurel, who made 39 not out, kept their calm to stitch an unbroken and decisive 72-run partnership for the sixth wicket, to complete a tricky chase of 192.


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