Indian team has achieved “Impossible” as they were cornered by several cricket experts/pundits after getting bowled out on the meager total of 36 runs in the first Test against Australia at Adelaide and made a remarkable comeback in last three matches of the series and clinch the four match series by 2-1.
The series win is even more special as the series decider was played at Brisbane where the host has an amazing record as they haven’t lost a single Test match since 1988. As there is a saying that Records are made to be broken and that’s what you saw at Brisbane where the visitors defeated host by 3 wickets to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy twice on the Australian soil back to back.
The way Indian team has played in the second innings especially the batters who had a huge target of 323 runs to chase on the last day but visitors didn’t bog down under pressure. It all started with Shubhman Gill who scored 91 runs and playing his third Test match shown great resilience and character on the field. He was equally complemented by Pujara who took the ball on his shoulders but made sure that he guides youngsters around him.
At the end it was about Rishabh Pant who held his nerve and scored 89 unbeaten runs and made sure that India cross the line with three wickets in hand.
However the credit should be given to Indian bowlers including the likes of Mohammad Shiraj who picked 5 wickets in his third Test match for India. Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar was equally impressive with the bat and bowl in the crunch moments for India at last Test match.
However we often we fail to give credit to the support staff and management when success comes along on the other hand we are quick to criticize them if team lose so the support staff including Ravi Shashtri, Bharat Arun , Vikram Rathour and others needs to be praised for the outstanding performance by visitors on the Australian soil.