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Kohli and Shastri receive honorary membership of SCG

Press Trust of India  |  Sydney 

and on Friday received the honorary membership of the Sydney Ground (SCG) for their contribution to the sport of

The Indian team defeated 2-1 in the four-match Test series, ending the country's 71-year-old wait for a rare series win Down Under.

"The congratulates Team for securing its first Test series win on Australian soil. It is wonderful to see the world's largest cricketing nation putting its focus firmly on Test - a step that will reinforce the pre-eminence of Tests in the global cricketing landscape," was quoted as saying on their official website.

Apart from and Sashtri, the only other international cricketers to be granted the honorary membership of the are iconic and of the

"Virat and Ravi have been at the forefront of that and Test cricket is well served having both placing such significance on the five-day format," Shepherd added.

Taking to Shastri said: "Great honour and very humbling to get the honorary life membership of the @scg along with @imVkohli #TeamIndia #AUSvIND."

After the Test series victory, are now scheduled to play a three-match One-day International (ODI) series against

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:15 IST