'Greatest Test victory': India's Gabba heroes light up social media

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Social media was abuzz Tuesday after India secured a historic fourth Test and series win over Australia by three wickets after a thrilling final day.

Here's what the cricket world is saying after India's record fourth-innings 329-7 saw Australia lose at their fortress Gabba ground for the first time since 1988:

"EVERY SESSION WE DISCOVERED A NEW HERO. Every time we got hit, we stayed put & stood taller. We pushed boundaries of belief to play fearless but not careless cricket. Injuries & uncertainties were countered with poise & confidence. One of the greatest series wins! Congrats India."

-- Sachin Tendulkar, India run-scoring legend

"Wow .. That has to go down as one of the greatest if not the greatest Test victory of all time !! Egg on my face over here in the UK .. but I love to see character & skill .. India have it in abundance"

-- Michael Vaughan, former England captain

"Test cricket's heart is beating strongly! That was an extraordinary win @BCCI & a fantastic series to watch. Aussies not lost at The Gabba since 1988. Wow"

-- Stuart Broad, England fast bowler, currently on tour in Sri Lanka

"You don't just play & love test cricket for nothing. Brilliant game. Congratulations India on the win, & Australia for a great series!"

- Viv Richards, captain of the West Indies team who had been the last to win at the Gabba in 1988

"The champions & the greatest chase! #TeamIndia has proved it again by team efforts, great character, courage & max determination! Despite the bruises, the team made it possible for our country. That's why we play for the country’s flag to go high every time we perfom"

- Ishant Sharma, India's leading fast bowler who missed the Test series with injury

"India has just pulled off the most remarkable series win of all time. No question. Insane, magnificent, skilful, nerveless. Wow."

- Daniel Norcross, BBC 'Test Match Special' commentator