What's the strongest thing on Earth? Among a few other contenders, there's Indian cricket team on home ground.
I am not saying it, the numbers are. With the victory in second Test against South Africa today, team India now tops the list of most number of Test series wins at home.
Most consecutive Test series wins at home:— King kohli⚔️ (@KingkohliEra) October 13, 2019
10 Australia - 1994-2000
10 Australia - 2004-2008
Ind becomes the only team to win 11 consecutive test series at home 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐭 𝐤𝐨𝐡𝐥𝐢 era
This is our 11th consecutive Test series victory, which is now a new world record.
Congratulations Team India on a world record 11th consecutive Test series win. Great all round performance and 200 points now in the World Test Championship, great beginning. #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/FUmlzKn9il— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 13, 2019
#INDvSA #India wins the 2nd Test as they beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs, take unbeatable 2-0 series lead. #India is unbeatable in home conditions! Won 25 of their last 32 test matches at home and lost only 1 !!— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) October 13, 2019
India in Test matches at home since the start of 2013:— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) October 13, 2019
W W W W W W W D W W W W W D W W W W W L W D W D W D W W W W W
So, in the end too easy and a 11th consecutive test series victory at home for India.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 13, 2019
Fantastic effort from the bowlers after Kohli showed his class. Congratulations Team India #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/dUdZsOHWNT
Most consecutive Test series wins at home:— Sakshi Purohit...❤️ (@StarKohli) October 13, 2019
11* India (2012-13 to till date)
10 Australia (1994-95 to 2000-01)
10 Australia (2004 to 2008-09)
8 West Indies (1975-76 to 1985-86)#INDvSA pic.twitter.com/uZKmvM8j9O
Winning the match by an innings and 137 runs, Kohli and his men have maintained a 100 per cent record in the World Test Championship and if that doesn't warrant them respect, I don't know what will.
India win by an innings and 137 runs, sealing the series against South Africa and maintaining their 100 per cent World Test Championship record 👏— ICC (@ICC) October 13, 2019
What a performance from Virat Kohli's men 💪#INDvSA pic.twitter.com/zvYg1kfIaP
Coming to the man of the hour Virat Kohli, who was playing his 50th Test match as a captain. He broke many personal and team records in the process of winning the match and people just can't appreciate him enough.
Virat Kohli's 50th Test as captain:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 13, 2019
- Scored his career-best 254*, completed 7000 Test runs
- Secured India's largest win over South Africa
- Won 11th successive Test series at home#IndvSA
However, typical to his nature, he says he is far from satisfied and that resting isn't an option for him or the team.
We were No 7 when we started out. The only way was up. We decided to work hard in every practice session. Really proud of the team. We're not going to let the foot of the gas in the third Test. No one's going to relax. That's a guarantee.