The BCCI on Tuesday announced a Rs 5 crore bonus for the Indian cricket team after the Ajinkya Rahane-led side won the fourth and final Test against Australia to clinch the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
India chased down 328 in the final Test to end Australia’s 32-year unbeaten run at the Gabba, Brisbane and win a second straight series Down Under.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah tweeted within minutes of each other to make the announcement of a bonus.
In another post, Shah lauded the performances of India’’s young brigade in the absence of some key players due to injury.
India pulled off a record run-chase in a thrilling final session to hand Australia their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1.