Recalling India’ unbelievable Test triumph in Australia final yr regardless of being ravaged by accidents, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar stated the efficiency ranks among the many crew’s “greatest wins” of all time and may be thought of a “golden chapter” within the nation’s cricket historical past.
India, led by Ajinkya Rahane, defeated Australia 2-1 in a closely-fought 4 Test rubber profitable in Melbourne after which breaching fortress Gabba in Brisbane final yr after Australia had outplayed the guests within the Day-Night Test at Adelaide.
Heroics of Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin had helped safe a draw for the guests within the Sydney Test.
“India’s win in Australia early last year will go down as one of the greatest wins in Indian cricket history,” Gavaskar stated.
Sunil Gavaskar stated the efficiency ranks among the many crew’s “greatest wins” of all time. (File)
“To decide themselves up after the dismissal with their lowest ever check rating of 36 after which to beat a rampant house crew is a tribute to the dedication proven by the gamers and the management roles performed by the captain, coach Ravi Shastri and his help group
“I was privileged to be there and see a golden chapter being written in the history of Indian cricket,” added the 72-year-old former right-handed opener.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of India’s win, ‘Sony Sports Network’ has produced a particular docu-series titled “DOWN UNDERDOGS – INDIA’S GREATEST COMEBACK” that may premiere on January 14 and Gavaskar gave his feedback to the channel.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who led Australia to the 2015 ODI World Cup win, stated India deserved all of the credit score for combating it out after the morale-shattering opening loss.
“India picked an attack that worked,” stated Clarke.
“Different bowlers – not everyone bowls the same, different tactics, different skills, different weapons, so the credit goes to India for their execution but also Australia might have taken for granted their success in the first test,” added the previous right-handed batter.