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Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravi Ashwin dedicate series win to people of Chennai

Ajinkya Rahane among other Indian cricket team stars remembered Chennai victims after the match.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2015 5:11 pm
Ajinkya Rahane India, Ajinkya Rahane India runs, India South Africa, South Africa India, IndvSA, SAvInd, India vs South Africa Test, Ajinkya Rahane said that he won’t stop at this and will keep improving. (Source: AP)

India captain Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday dedicated the home team’s 3-0 Test series win over South Africa to the victims of the devastating Chennai floods and also lauded the Indian Army for their rescue and relief work.

“I would like to dedicate this victory to the victims affected by the Chennai floods. I think that’s been a very unfortunate few weeks and my thoughts go out to all the people who have lost their family members,” said the skipper while concluding his post-match media interaction.

“The family members of some of our players (Vijay and Ashwin) were also stuck in one place for long time, for them to come out and play, shows commendable character. I hope it (victory) brings some joy to the people of Chennai,” said Kohli.

Rahane, on his part, also dedicated his Man of the match award performance to the Chennai flood victims and the Indian Army, which is carrying out huge relief work in the Tamil Nadu state capital.

“I would like to dedicate this to the people in Chennai who are suffering from the floods and the Indian Army who is helping out…this one is for them,” Rahane, who scored two centuries in his two innings in this Test match, said.

Ashwin, who bagged the man-of-the-series for his 31 wickets and important contributions with the bat, said he would personally like to go out and help those people suffering in Chennai.

“Happiness got the better of me, I would like to dedicate my man of the series to the ppl suffering from the Chennai floods,” Ashwin wrote on his twitter handle.

“I would also like to add that I am not going to do anything joining hands with anyone,I would go down personally and do what I like,” he further added.

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  1. अण्णाजी
    Dec 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm
    Nice gestures people!
    1. H
      Dec 7, 2015 at 11:52 am
      The politicians should learn from young sports personalities how to react or act when the national and natural calamities attacks on the countrymen. They even now do politics in one way or another. In fact, the Indian people are live, human touch nature, but these politicians.
      1. Ramamurthy Venkateswaran
        Dec 7, 2015 at 11:59 am
        It is a well deserved victory for the Indian Cricket Team. To come back after having lost T-20 and one day internationals, this is a great transformation. In each game someone or the other player excelled. Overall, it was the captain's knock, the batsman, Ajinkya Rahane led from the front, and the bowlers all of them equally shared the honours, although Ravichandran Ashwin topped the list of bowlers with 31 wickets. It is thoughtful of them to dedicate the Indian victory to the flood ravaged Chennai residents. I recall that on an earlier occasion when earthquake struck Lattur (in Maharashtra), a similar gesture was shown. All the best to the Indian Cricket Team.
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