The Indian cricket team celebrate after winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.© AFP
Currently in fine form after retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the Indian cricket team thanked its fans for their support after reaching 16 million followers on social media platform Instagram. The Instagram page caters to both men’s and women’s cricket national teams. The Indian men are set to face England in a four-match Test series, which starts from February 5. In their tour of Australia, which concluded in January, the visitors were in fine form, with the likes of Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Siraj hogging the limelight. Given their recent performances, the landmark reached on Instagram doesn’t come as a surprise! Sharing the news on Instagram, Team India’s official handle wrote, “A 16 Million strong Insta family Thank you for all the love and support #TeamIndia”.
The Instagram post consists of a cool poster, which has the likes of Virat Kohli, Harmanpreet Kaur and Jasprit Bumrah on it.
The post was well-received by fans, who shared their warmth and love for the Indian cricket team.
During their Australia tour, India lost the ODI series but bounced back strongly, winning the T20I and Test series. Despite regular skipper Virat Kohli’s departure after the first Test match, stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane steered the visitors to a 2-1 win in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Kohli had to depart for his home, due to a paternity leave granted by the BCCI.
The first two Test matches against England will be held in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. The other two Test matches will be hosted by Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium. Kohli will be back in action for the hosts in the upcoming matches.