The social media went berserk after India defeated Australia by 36 runs at the Kennington Oval in London on June 9. From openers, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli, the men in blue witnessed second consecutive win against the Kangaroos, post defeating South African cricket team a few days back.
Congratulatory messages poured in across quarters not just from the public but from Bollywood celebrities as well. From Preity Zinta, Manish Malhotra, Arjun Rampal, Kriti Kharbanda, Shahid Kapoor among others, they all praised the Indian Cricket team led by skipper Virat Kohli.
वाह क्या मैच था 👍 What a power packed win by India today. Great effort by the batsmen & bowlers. This Sunday is definitely a funday in sunny California and I’m loving every bit of it🔥🇮🇳👍🏏 #ting #INDvAUS #BleedBlue #ICCCWC2019 pic.twitter.com/xnRgidwfNh
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) June 9, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 9, 2019
Jai Hind. Bola tha. The giant slayers,India. Celebrate. Huge win. #IndiavsAustralia goodnight.
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) June 9, 2019
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) June 9, 2019
— kriti kharbanda (@kriti_official) June 9, 2019
Resounding win for India. The batters led by Shikhar were fantastic and I thought the bowlers executed their plans superbly, Bhuvi bowled beautifully. The team bonding looks great and a very promising start to the World Cup for Team India. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/q37lNgD9vt
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 9, 2019
— Sohum Shah (@s0humshah) June 9, 2019
Kohli who was pleased with his team’s performance after Australia defeated them 3-2 in an ODI series last year. During the press interaction, Kohli said, “A top, top win for us after losing that series in India. We had a point to prove. We came in with intent right from ball one. The opening partnership was outstanding. It was an outstanding effort with the ball on a good batting track. You have to bowl well. You can’t take things for granted just because you have 350 on the board.”