Politicos hail Team India`s historic victory at Lords

Politicians cutting across party lines hailed India`s historic victory at Lords on Monday after 28 years.

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014, 22:37 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Politicians cutting across party lines hailed India`s historic victory at Lords on Monday after 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs in the 2nd Test on Day 5 with Ishant Sharma`s ending up with seven wickets in the second innings and getting the Man of the Match award.

With this win today, the men in blue take a 1-0 lead in the five match series.

Applauding captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s men Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - "Well played Team India! Congrats on the wonderful victory at Lord`s. We are very delighted and proud of the great performance."

Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Prithviraj Chavan also expressed their happiness and tweeted the following -

BJP leaders Dr Raman Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Anurag Thakur, Giriraj Singh and Sambit Patra had this to say -

And Aam Aadmi Party headed by Arvind Kejriwal too congratulated Team India -

India had last won a Test match at the `Home of Cricket` in 1986 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. The team had then won by five wickets.

Meanwhile the victory today at Lords must have come as a huge relief for Dhoni as the last time that India won a Test match outside South Asia was in 2011 when they defeated West Indies in a 1-0 series win.

Moreover, it can also be said to be a sweet revenge for India as during their last tour of England they lost the series in a humiliating manner. Two of the legends of the game Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid who were part of that side have since retired.