India’s Grandest Overseas Victory!!!

Hello Guys,

It doesn’t require much time to turn the tables and that’s what Indian Team has shown in the last one month.

19th Dec 2020 India got all out for 36.

19th Jan 2021 India becomes the first team to beat australia at Brisbane since 1988.

Indian Team with India’s Flag

Was there even a single cricket fan who thought India will go on to win this series after watching them bundled up for a mere 36 runs in Adelaide.

After the Sydney Test, series was in balance but where was the last match scheduled at ??

The Australian Fortress, Gabba in Brisbane where they haven’t lost a single test since 1989.

But guess what, India went on to Breach the Gabba fortess and get that Border – Gavaskar Trophy back.

But why is this victory termed as the greatest ever in Indian History??

Why is it so special for Indian Cricket Team??

1. Indian team was constantly facing selection issues. In the Brisbane Test, we were short of 8 key players.

Virat Kohli.

Jasprit Bumrah.

Ravichandran Ashwin.

Ravindra Jadeja.

Mohammad Shami.

Ishant Sharma.

Umesh Yadav.

Hanuma Vihari.

The list of injured players looked much more stronger than the available players.

2. As already mentioned, Brisbane is Australia’s Fortress. No one has breached it in the last 32 years.

3. Getting all out for 36 in the first test put a lot of pressure specially when Virat left the team.

That’s the reason why it’s being termed as the greatest ever comeback in the history of modern test cricket.

4. We were literally playing with zero experienced bowler.

When God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar said “Every session we discovered a new hero.”

It speaks volumes about the character of this team.

Let’s talk about a few Individual Performance :

1. Rishabh Pant

Rishabh got 97 in the Sydney Test and almost grab a winning opportunity.

But, in this test, he didn’t throw his wicket. He was right there till the end to hit those winning runs.

Rishabh Pant after hitting the winning runs

2. Shardul Thakur

Shardul was just playing his second test that too as a genuine pacer. But his knock of 67 in the first innings brought India close to the Australian total.

His 4 – wicket hall in second innings was equally significant for the team’s cause.

3. Washington Sundar

Sundar was making his debut in this test. He was never considered as a prospect for longer version of the game.

He was here as a net bowler and had played his last List A game way back in 2017.

His knock of 62 and partnership with Shardul was crucial. He grabbed 4 wickets too.

4. Mohammed Siraj

Mohammad Siraj celebrating his 5 – wicket hall

Playing just his third test, Siraj was the leader of this bowling attack.

He kept on speaking with the young bowlers like Natarajan and Sundar.

More importantly he got a 5 – wicket hall in the second innings when the hosts were looking dangerous.

5. Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara has become the back bone of this Indian Team for the last few years.

Today, he kept on facing body blows from the Aussie pacers but remained persistent for the teams cause.

During his knock of 56 he faced 216 deliveries and made sure that India is out of trouble.

6. Ajinkya Rahane

Last, but not the least, it was the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane, which led India to such a huge victory over the Aussies when nothing was in India’s favor.

His knock in the Melbourne Test, his bowling changes and his calm approach proved to be vital throughout the series.

This Indian Team has shown immense dedication and resilience throughout the series.

Who can forget the stand between Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari in the Sydney Test.

Both the guys were seriously injured still they remained rock solid to get a draw out of nowhere.

All these significant contributions and the response they got from legendary cricketers clearly shows the value of this victory.

What was your favorite moment of this series??

Do tell me in the comment box…

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39 Thoughts

  1. When pant hit the last four it was the most iconic moment of the series for me. This series was on the next level altogether. This time it was about youngster power. And about keeping together in tough times.

    Such a large number of things this series has taught us.

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  2. Hi there, loved the entire series. So glad that i was for India against the opinion of all my friends. The last hour of the last test was just incredible, as it slowly became apparent India could, and then did win. I had many arguments with my ozzie friends (i am an ozzie), where i was able to point out time and again the depth, integrity and team spirit of India. It is just another Australian team of players who mostly act like film stars instead of cricketers, and the body/line bowling? aggression and not so subtle racial undertones. India has shown such depth, and should be on top of world cricket for years to come. As for the ozzies, they need to be more humble, gentlemanly and forget the cameras are on them. Good on you Indian cricket team, well done!.

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    1. Great insights, Gary!!!
      It’s really tough to support an opponent team being an Aussie.
      I loved the way you highlighted sportsmanship and being humble.
      I too believe that’s the most important thing to do….

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  3. A proud moment certainly for all Indian sports lovers. Cricket has been a national passion for a long time….it is only now that we are seeing how that passion has spurred the boys-next-door to become heroes and take on the challenge. Kudos the young champs. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I think the Rahane’s Leadership should get the more credit then any other.Man who dropped in past by this team while being as Vice captain,came stronger with the bat in Melbourne test shows the character of Ajinkya Rahane.For me one of the great moment of this series would be Rahane’s gesture towards Jadeja when Rahane got run out.That shows the Character of a leader.

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