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.