India’s Triumph on Australia in the Border Gavaskar series is such that no one wants to forget in this lifetime. Days and weeks would seem to be shorter talking about India’s historic journey in Australia.
Cricket fans have even demanded a documentary to be made on this series. Cricket Commentator and presenter Harsha Bhogle said after the end of Day 4 on Cricbuzz that if India wins at Gabba, drop everything and run on the streets. Such was the enthusiasm and energy of this test series which went through lots of ups and downs.
After this historic win, he went on to say that – “India’s winning team deserves a book to be written about them”. Surely, the series victory has given us a lot of reason to talk about them. A story of grit, determination and resilience. Here are the three memorable moments picked up by Harsha from this series.
1. R.Ashwin waiting for W.Sundar at the boundary after he got out
The main turning point of the Brisbane Test that changed the course of the test match was the partnership between Washington Sundar(62) and Shardul Thakur(67). Playing his first test match Sundar showed his calm composure to stitch a 123 run partnership with Thakur. They joined hands when India were struggling at 186/6 in the first innings. When Sundar was returning to the pavilion after getting out, Ashwin was waiting to receive him and pat him on his back. Both Ashwin and Sundar come from Tamil Nadu.
2. Jasprit Bumrah hugging Mohammed Siraj after the latter claims a fifer
The Inspirational saga of Md. Siraj continued when he picked a five-wicket haul in the second innings restricting Australia to get only 328 runs lead which India chased down later to win the series 2-1. After taking five-wicket haul, when reached the boundary, Jasprit Bumrah who also knew what it feels like losing a close person hugged him and gave him the comfort he needed at that point of times like a senior bro.
3. India’s gesture of dedicating a signed Jersey to Nathon Lyon on his 100th test
India’s gesture towards Nathon Lyon was surely very heart-warming. The Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane in the post-match presentation presented the signed jersey to Nathon Lyon upon completing the milestone of playing 100 test matches.