New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its historic series win against Sri Lanka and said the country is proud of its impressive performance.
"Congratulations to the Indian cricket team for the historic series win against Sri Lanka. We are proud of the team's impressive performance," he tweeted.
His reaction came soon after India clinched their first Test series victory on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years with an emphatic 117-run win over the hosts in the third and final Test despite a valiant century by rival skipper Angelo Mathews.
After setting a daunting victory target of 386, India managed to dismiss the Sri Lankans for 268 on a wicket which slowed down considerably to wrap up the series 2-1, their first overseas series victory since June, 2011 against the West Indies.
It was new captain Virat Kohli's first series win since he took over reins of the team from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.