Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president C K Khanna on Monday congratulated the Indian team for winning the first Test against Australia in Adelaide.
"Heartiest congratulations to the team. Virat and his boys have brought about a comprehensive victory. Excellent team effort and hopefully the boys would carry on the winning momentum," Rai said on the win.
"This win is as special as the one in Adelaide in 2003-04 and Perth in 2007-08," he added.
Rai also congratulated young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, who is now the joint world record holder with 11 catches.
"It's a splendid achievement and congratulations to Rishabh," the CoA chief added.
Acting president Khanna said that this victory is a start of something very special for the coming days.
"Considering that India have won the first Test of a series in Australia for the first time in 70 years, it makes it more special. We couldn't be more proud of Virat and his team's achievement. I am sure we will win this series comprehensively and create history," Khanna said.
India held their nerve towards the end to beat Australia by 31 runs on the fifth day of the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval on Monday and take a 1-0 lead in the ongoing four-match series.
Virat Kohli's men, who have ended India's 10-year-long wait for a Test win Down Under and also clinched their first-ever opening Test of a series in Australia, will now lock horns in the second Test of the series from December 14 at Perth Stadium.