India skipper Virat Kohli and instruct Ravi Shastri on Friday acquired the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket ground (SCG) for their contribution to the game of cricket.

The Indian crew defeated Australia 2-1 within the four-healthy check collection, ending the country's seventy one-12 months-antique watch for a rare collection win Down under.

"The SCG congratulates group India for securing its first take a look at series win on Australian soil.

. It's miles first-rate to peer the arena's largest cricketing kingdom placing its attention firmly on take a look at cricket - a step in order to enhance the pre-eminence of exams in the worldwide cricketing landscape," SCG Chairman Tony Shepherd was quoted as announcing on their respectable internet site.

aside from Kohli and Sashtri, the handiest different international cricketers to be granted the honorary membership of the SCG are the enduring Sachin Tendulkar and brain Lara of the West Indies.

"Virat and Ravi were at the leading edge of that and take a look at cricket is nicely served having both placing such importance on the five-day format," Shepherd brought.

Taking to Twitter Shastri said: "excellent honour and very humbling to get the honorary life club of the @scg along with @imVkohli #TeamIndia #AUSvIND."

After the take a look at series victory, India are actually scheduled to play a 3-healthy One-day global (ODI) series towards Australia.