Although the rain washed out the final day of the final test match against Australia, but Indian Cricket Team, under the leadership of Virat Kohli, still made history as they became the first ever Asian country to win a test series in Australia.
Indian team literally dominated Ausies in every aspect from day 1 of the first test match and won the series 2-1. It’s really a massive achievement for Indian cricket because Indian team often gets the sticks for only performing well in the sub-continent.
However, ecstatic coach Ravi Shastri probably took it too far during the post match press conference where he said, “I will tell you how satisfying it is for me. World Cup 1983, World Championship of Cricket 1985 – this is as big, or even bigger, because it is in the truest (Test) format of the game. It’s Test cricket, which is meant to be the toughest.”
It’s no doubt this is a massive victory for Indian cricket but there’s no way one can compare it to the 1983 World Cup win against the mighty West Indies. As you might just expect, it didn’t land too well on social media either. Here’s how people reacted to his comment.
Ravi Shastri: This win is bigger than 83 World Cup
Kapil Dev: pic.twitter.com/b95B66ZPBW
— The Indian Idiot (@theindianidiot) January 7, 2019
— Monish Hardasani (@Being__bing) January 7, 2019
Ravi shastri – this is bigger than worldcup 1983 win
Virat – daaru chupai toh gaanja maar liya isne. pic.twitter.com/wUwJtFcErw
— BING (@ya_jhakaas) January 7, 2019
Cup ka size nahi puche hai wo bc https://t.co/d6ve3opRvE
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) January 7, 2019
Ravi Shastri- This win is bigger than 1983 World Cup! Cheers 🍻
Kapil Dev- pic.twitter.com/UVVEJAnjgd
— Yuvaraj 🇮🇳 (@memes_smuggler) January 7, 2019
Team India performs well and earns all respect, Ravi Shastri loses whatever's left by giving stupid remarks series after series. Yes, #TeamIndia has done a great job but how fair is it to demean World Cup heroes of 1983? Does he know the diff b/w this Aus Team & 1983's WI Team? https://t.co/1NfALc9xzq
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 7, 2019
Ravi Shastri: This win is bigger than 1983 world cup.
Kapil Dev: Chutiya hai kya?
Kohli: Chutiya hai ye important nahi hai, humara coach hai ye important hai.#TeamIndia
— Bollywood Memers (@BollywoodMemers) January 7, 2019
Haan kyonki 1983 wc mein aapne 5 match mein sirf 40 runs banaye the, idhar aap har match mein 40 peg bana rahe the. https://t.co/HfiQWDUmpB
— Rafale Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) January 7, 2019
Winning against one of the weakest Aussie teams ever
is better than
winning a World Cup as underdogs defeating the two time champions and some of the all time greats ?
Pathetic comparison. Let everyone enjoy this victory and not play some stupid comparisons. https://t.co/yiODnQClgD
— Balaji Sankara Saravanan (@vbss75) January 7, 2019