Tendulkar, Pathan & Bedi congratulate Team India

Tendulkar congratulated Kohli, Kumble and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who notched up a seven-wicket haul to set up India’s biggest margin of victory outside the sub-continent.

Ravinchandran Ashwin notched up a seven-wicket haul to set up India’s biggest margin of victory outside the sub-continent in the first Test against West Indies on Sunday.   -  AP

Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar today congratulated the Virat Kohli-led Team India for its crushing win over the West Indies in the opening Test of the four-match series in Antigua.

India defeated the host by an innings and 92 runs in the first Test, which also happens to be the first assignment of new head coach Anil Kumble.

Tendulkar congratulated Kohli, Kumble and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who notched up a seven-wicket haul to set up India’s biggest margin of victory outside the sub-continent. “Congrats to @imVkohli led #TeamIndia on a wonderful win.





Great performance @ashwinravi99 & wonderful debut for @anilkumble1074. Keep it up!” Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle.

Riding on Kohli’s 200 and Ashwin’s 113, India amassed 566 for 8 declared in the first innings and then dismissed the West Indies for 243 and 231 in first and second innings respectively.

All-rounder Irfan Pathan also heaped praise on Ashwin.

“Scoring 100 n taking 5-for in the same game is so special, enjoy every bit of it mate. very well done @ashwinravi99,” Irfan wrote on Twitter.

The second Test begins in Kingston on July 30.

Former India spinner Bishan Bedi also praised India and asked them to continue their good run in the series. “Indns’ve set terrific trend n Antigua..& now 2 tighten screws only 4—0’ll do..& all by Innings’ win wud b icing on the cake!Gr8 job India!!!,” he tweeted.

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