We can absolutely say that! The glorious way in which Indian cricketers paved their way towards victory is no less than iconic. This series at home against West Indies brought before us the best of many Indian cricketers and left us even prouder.
There are many reasons why this series victory is the most iconic win for India. Here, read “reasons” as “records”. What a golden series it was for the players, they proving their mettle in more than one way.
Let’s start with the youngest. This series told the world about the young talent India was hiding till now in the form of Prithvi Shaw. Since his century in the test debut, he has been compared to the god, Sachin Tendulkar himself and rightly so. Shaw proved to be a major contributor as the series progressed in India’s favor.
Let’s now recall the iconic performances of yesterday, especially that of Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan scored his career’s best 92, and Rishabh Pant allied with him to lead the team to the final victory.
Coming to the second test match of the series, the star here was Umesh Yadav. “Yadav's match returns of 10-133 - his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket - would be the best returns by an Indian fast bowler in home Test matches against the Windies”, as per the Quint.
India made the record of the most consecutive series won at home (10 in number), with this 2-0 win against West Indies.
In ODIs, the partnerships of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, and Rohit Sharma and Ambit Rayudu proved to be no less than magical in earning them the victory. The series made Virat Kohli the player to score the most ODIs 100s against West Indies. Not only this, it only made Rohit Sharma the first Indian and the second cricketer in the world who made two scores of 150 or more in the same ODI series. Now do I need say more about why the series was iconic?
If yes, then the T20Is against West Indies brought more records and achievements for Indian players. Rohit Sharma became the first cricketer to score four hundreds in T20 internationals.
All I want to say in the end is, it was one hell of a series which brought glory and happiness on Indian faces after the series against England.