This is team India’s eight win of the 13-Test home season with four more Tests still to be played.
Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli seems to have made winning, a habit. What a habit to have.
It was a comprehensive victory India registered against Bangladesh, closing the match at the stroke of tea on day 5.
Winning moments always find an exclusive place in our hearts. Remember Mahendra Singh Dhoni finishing things off with a six in front of a packed house at Wankhade in 2011. That is now a part of India’s rich cricketing folklore.
This win against Bangladesh may not rank so high, but a victory as they say is a victory.
India had their noses firmly in front going into day 5 of the Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad. India got wickets at regular intervals before the ICC Cricketer of the Year, Ravichandran Ashwin closed it with a trademark tossed-up ball, which looked like will go down the leg side. But wait, it is the off-break, the batsman in trying to play the ball falls over, missing the ball and playing down the wrong line. Indians like hawks close to the batsman, go up in appeal, the appeal is vociferous.
Immediately, you can see hand shakes and congratulations all around.
The crowds flutter the tri-coloured flag and you know this is the moment we all have been waited for. Neighbours Bangladesh get humbled at home despite a fight, in their historic Indian debut.