The Indian cricket team created history by becoming the touring party in 71 years to secure a Test series win on the Australian soil. Virat Kohli-led India achieved the feat following their 2-1 win in the four-match Test series. While the visiting team would've fancied their chances in the fourth Test (which resulted in a tame draw), Kohli & Co would still take immense pride in what they've achieved Down Under.
Owing to their historic triumph, the social media was buzzing with congratulatory messages and wishes for the Indian cricket team. From former cricketers, prominent politicians to popular celebrities, the Indian side received plaudits from every corner of the country. Amid all the praise, there was one from Bollywood diva Preity Zinta who is also the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab.
Taking to Twitter, the Bollywood actress showered praise on Kohli's men for etching their name in the history books. “Congratulations to the boys in blue for being the first Asian team to win a test match down under@cheteshwar1 take a bow#AUSvsIND #victory #ting #TeamIndia #IndianCricketTeam @BCCI”, she had tweeted.
While her interest in cricket continues to grow, Zinta's knowledge about the gentleman's game was questioned following her gaffe in the tweet. Unfortunately for her, India are not the first Asian team to win a Test in Australia - they are actually the first side to win a Test series Down Under.
Highlighting her error, cricket fans took turns to troll the Bollywood star who later deleted the questionable tweet.
Correction: *Test Series— Rant Punditry (@flukypunditry) January 7, 2019 January 7, 2019
Series preity not match— Lakhbir Singh (@100000bir) January 7, 2019
Not a test match. India is the first Asian team to win a test series down under.
Madam its test series— dhaval gala (@gala_dhaval) January 7, 2019
Test series to be precise— Frieden Benötigt (@Sportkommentatr) January 7, 2019
Half knowledgable very dangerous not the first team to win Test match madam first team to Win Test series Test matches have been won in past also— Miheer Shah (@MiheerShah79) January 7, 2019
And another correction, boys are not in blue (this is not one day series), they are in white ð