Ajinkya Rahane told the team that it was a "massive, massive moment" for the players
Ajinkya Rahane told the team that it was a "massive, massive moment" for the players
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After leading India to an incredible 2-1 Test series win against Australia, Ajinkya Rahane told the team that it was a "massive, massive moment" for the players who performed as a unit.

India came back from a humiliating loss, being bowled out for 36, to win two Tests and draw one to seal the series. India had recorded its lowest score of 36 in the series-opener in Adelaide that ended in two and a half days in favour of Australia. The team was also marred by injuries and was playing without its star player and regular captain Virat Kohli.

The Test win at Gabba in the fourth and final match of the series was a historic one as the hosts had not lost a match here for 32 years.

Addressing the team after the match, Ajinkya Rahane called it a "massive, massive moment", praising all the players who performed as a unit.

"It is a massive, massive moment for us. The way we, after what happened in Adelaide, came back from Melbourne onwards - it was really good to see. It wasn't just one or two, but everyone who put an effort," he said.

"In all the three matches, everyone contributed. It was actually very good to see," Rahane is heard saying in a video clip shared by BCCI.

"We finished the match here with a win. That is very, very good," the stand-in captain said.

After the crushing defeat in Adelaide, injury-marred India fought back to win the second Test at Melbourne with Rahane leading from the front with a classic century.

India held on to a memorable draw in the third Test at Sydney and won the fourth match by three wickets at the Gabba to win the series 2-1.

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