India's captain Virat Kohli (R) gestures
India's captain Virat Kohli (R) gestures as the India team celebrates their series win against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on January 7, 2019. Image Credit: AFP

New Delhi: India on Tuesday awarded cash bonuses of up to $85,000 (Dh312,217) for Virat Kohli and his players who secured a historic first Test series triumph in Australia.

India clinched the four-match series 2-1 in Sydney on Monday, sparking national celebrations.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) congratulated the team and announced a bonus of $21,400 per match for each player while the reserves will get $10,700 per match.

That means that Kohli and others who took part in all four Tests will get more than $85,000, doubling their match fees.

Coach Ravi Shastri and his assistants will get $35,650 each.

The BCCI routinely gives bonuses for multi-nation tournaments like the World Cup or Champions Trophy but extra payments for a bilateral series is rare.