India bounced back in the five-match Test series with a comprehensive 203-run victory over England at Trent Bridge. England who were 2-0 up going into the Third Test, were outplayed in every department by an inspired Indian team under the leadership of Virat Kohli who led the way with knocks of 97 and 103.
It was a collective team performance that enabled 'Team India' to make such a strong comeback in the series after losing by an innings & 159 runs at Lord's. Most of the players contributed in some way or the other at vital times, with a much improved catching performance helping the team stay in control.
After the Test, skipper Virat Kohli dedicated the victory to the Kerala flood victims and said, "We as a team want to dedicate this victory to the flood victims back home in Kerala,"
Kerala has been facing one of the worst floods in recent times with the damage recorded to be approx Rs. 20,000 crore. Over 400 people have lost their lives and thousands of people have lost their homes. People from all parts of India have come out in support of the state and the Indian army too has carried out several rescue missions to help those in need.
Indian team has not only dedicated the win, but has also donated their entire match fees of Rs. 1.26 crore for the flood victims as per a report by ABP News. It is indeed a praiseworthy gesture coming at a time when the people of Kerala need all the help that they can.
Several cricketers from around the world have sent in their wishes and prayers for the people of Kerala, including Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan. Indian cricketers have been pinching in with support messages as well as their contributions for the relief fund.
(With Inputs from Times Now)