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."
Well played Team India! Congrats on the wonderful victory at Lord's. We are very delighted & proud of the great performance.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 21, 2014
Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Prithviraj Chavan also expressed their happiness and tweeted the following -
Extraordinary moment. The most inexperienced Indian cricket team to tour England,with a top 5 who've never played a Test there,win at Lord's
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 21, 2014
— Prithviraj Chavan (@prithvrj) July 21, 2014
BJP leaders Dr Raman Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Anurag Thakur, Giriraj Singh and Sambit Patra had this to say -
Congratulations Team India for a historic victory against England. Well done & Best wishes for rest of the series.
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) July 21, 2014
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) July 21, 2014
Congrats #TeamIndia for this historic test win! Last time India won at Lords ws 1986.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 21, 2014
Congratulations to Indian cricket team ..hope leftist stay away from criticising this..
— Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) July 21, 2014
Lord's Test Match #AccheDinAaGaye :))
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) July 21, 2014
And Aam Aadmi Party headed by Arvind Kejriwal too congratulated Team India -
Congratulations Team India for this historic win at Lords! The entire country is proud of this memorable victory!
— Aam Aadmi Party (@AamAadmiParty) July 21, 2014
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.