Shahid Afridi, former Pakistan all-rounder congratulated India on winning the Test series against Australia and said the series win will be “remembered for a long time”.
On Tuesday, Australia’s fortress Gabba was finally breached after 32 years and two months, as the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team defeated Australia by three wickets against all odds to take the series 2-1.
Shahid Afridi: Incredible Performance As Despite Injuries And Setbacks, India Won
India were without run machine Virat Kohli and pacers Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah besides spinners Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja but yet managed to win the 4th Test with an inexperienced bowling line-up with pace spearhead Mohammed Siraj being most experienced playing only 3 Tests.
“Incredible performance India! Despite so many injuries and setbacks India have pulled off an astonishing series win. Congratulations to Indian team, this series will be remembered for a long time,” Afridi tweeted.
Incredible performance India! Despite so many injuries and setbacks India have pulled off an astonishing series win. Congratulations to Indian team, this series will be remembered for a long time?
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 19, 2021
Regular Skipper Virat Kohli Returned Home But Ajinkya Rahane Led Team Brilliantly
Virat Kohli had also returned home after the conclusion of first Test as he along with wife Anushka Sharma were expecting the birth of their first child. Virat Kohli announced that they have been blessed with a baby girl on the very day when the Indian team played out of its skin to draw the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
In the first Test against Australia, India was bundled out for 36 and there were many pundits who said the visiting team will face a 4-0 drubbing. But proving every critic wrong, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side registered famous victories at Melbourne and Brisbane. The side also recorded a famous draw at Sydney and at every step of the way, this line-up overcame adversity.
Incidentally, Shahid Afridi tweeted that Indian batsmen are still capable of fighting back after the Adelaide debacle. Shahid Afridi had backed arch-rivals India to bounce back in the rest of the matches of the Border Gavaskar Trophy as many experts were predicting Australian whitewash but India not only fought back but won Test series 2-1.