BCCI announces cash reward for Virat Kohli brigade after historic series win against Aussies

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 January 2019, 05:36 PM
BCCI announces cash reward for Kohli brigade after win against Aussies (Twitter)
BCCI announces cash reward for Kohli brigade after win against Aussies (Twitter)

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday has announced cash awards for the Indian squad for the historic win in Test series against Australia. The win is historic as Team India became the first Asian team to defeat Aussies on their home soil in a Test series. BCCI has announced Rs 7.5 lakh per match for reserve players, Rs 25 lakhs for each coach. For Team India Support Staff (non-coaching), bonuses will be equivalent to the pro-rata salary/professional fee. For all Test team members, bonuses will be equivalent to actual match-fee payable which is Rs 15 lakhs per match for playing a match.

After seven decades of pain, Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team etched their name in the history books as they became the first Indian team to win a series Down Under. With victories in Adelaide, Melbourne and a draw in Sydney, India won the four-Test series 2-1 to officially clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy outright.

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The series result comes as a massive boost to the Indian team and it serves as a catalyst to end their overseas woes after losing 1-2 to South Africa and 1-4 to England. In both the series, India had missed out on capitalizing on key opportunities but in Australia, all their plans came to the fore. Kohli’s Indian cricket team achieved what previous Indian teams could not. All the pain suffered by legends like Vijay hazare, Vijay Merchant, Ajit Wadekar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman will now be erased as Kohli’s side create a new chapter.

After the historic win, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said, “By far, this is my biggest achievement. It's at the top of the pile. When we won the 2011 World Cup, I was the youngest member of the side. Saw everyone emotional there, but I didn't feel it. Here, after coming three times, this win means something else. The series win will give us a different identity, and what we've been able to achieve... something to be proud of’’. 

Virat Kohli-led Team India is all geared up for the three-matches ODI series against the Aussies, commencing from January 12. 

First Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 04:13 PM
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