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Pak PM congratulates India for becoming first Asian team to win Test series on Australian soil

ANI  |  New Delhi [Pakistan] 

and former on Tuesday heaped praises on the Indian team for becoming the first Asian team to win a Test series on Australian soil.

took to to compliment the number one ranked and its Virat Kohli, saying: "Congratulations to and the Indian team for the first ever win by a subcontinent team in a test series in "

Former fast bowler also lauded the Men in Blue for their performance and keeping the pressure on in their own turf.

"Congratulations to Team for a historic series victory Down Under. One of the toughest tours in world is a Test Series in It was a great effort and they kept Aussies under pressure throughout," Akhtar wrote.

Russel Arnold, the former batsman, too hailed the Indian side calling them "thoroughly deserve the Tag of best Test team".

"Congratulations @BCCI An outstanding achievement winning in Oz. Played some brilliant cricket and thoroughly deserve the Tag of best Test team. Thought they've carried themselves well on and off the field without compromising aggression. Very well done!!" Arnold's post read.

Having already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy thanks to their win at and Melbourne, the number one-ranked clinched the four-Test series 2-1 on January 7 as the fifth day of the final Test in concluded in a draw due to persistent rain. The morning session of the fourth day was washed out as well, following which the ground saw a bit of play in the second session and the abandonment of the final session.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 13:45 IST