Indian skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have been given the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG) on the back of India’s first ever Test series victory in Australia. Very rarely people from countries other than Australia are given the membership of the SCG.
India made history when they defeated the Kangaroos 2-1 in their own den. The Test series victory is the first one by any Asian Test playing nations’ cricketing history. Acknowledging the feat, the Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG) has stated that it commends India’s efforts to keep the Test cricket at the forefront of its priorities and bestowed the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri with honorary membership of the SCG.
"The SCG congratulates Team India for securing its first Test series win on Australian soil. It is wonderful to see the world's largest cricketing nation putting its focus firmly on Test cricket - a step that will reinforce the pre-eminence of Tests in the global cricketing landscape. Virat and Ravi have been at the forefront of that and Test cricket
In reply, the Indian coach acknowledged the honour and stated that it was very humbling for him to get the honorary membership of the Ground. Shastri has been at the helm of the Indian cricket team since the unceremonial exit of Anil Kumble as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.
"Great honour and very humbling to get the honorary life membership of the @scg along with @imVkohli #TeamIndia #AUSvIND."
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