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KP’s Hindi returns, Jaffer’s reassurance and the Gabba hangover: Twitter reacts to England’s mammoth win against India

Source: England Cricket

England picked up an emphatic win against India in the first Test match at Chennai to kick-start a highly anticipated series. Chasing 420 on the final day with 39 runs on board at the loss of one wicket, the hosts were bundled out at 178 before Tea.

And for social media, the high of Gabba hadn’t quite evaporated yet, as the defeat in Chennai happened.

Former England captain, Kevin Pietersen who had earlier sent out a message to all the Indian fans to brace themselves for the series reminded them of the same. Also another display of his Hindi!

Another former England captain, Michael Vaughan also lauded the efforts of the England team.

One of the most famous cricket Twitter celeb and former India cricketer, Wasim Jaffer did give some hope to the Indian fans with a statistic that they will be keeping in their mind before the next Test match.

Another India legend and a very very special cricket fraternity member, VVS Laxman lauded the efforts from the visitors and appreciated how England captain Joe Root and senior statesman, James Anderson took the responsibilities into their hands.

38-year old James Anderson of course took the game away from India in his first over of the day. The video of him dismissing both Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in the same over is doing round. An eye-pleasing sight for any bowlers to see stumps do the cartwheel, that too on day five of a Test match in the subcontinent.

The Indian fans were of course trying to remember the not so long ago chase at Gabba.

Though India’s innings ended at 178 but captain Virat Kohli looked in fine touch when he was in the middle, something which cricket fans and pundits from around the world acknowledged.

England captain Joe Root also took to Twitter to praise his team and express his emotions after starting the series on a high note.

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