It’s A Big Day For Us , Says Gautam Gambhir As India Script History Down Under
Due to poor weather on Monday, Australia managed to escape with a draw in the fourth and final Test but it was not enough for them to stop India from winning their first-ever Test series Down Under. India were leading the series 2-1 following the win in Melbourne and needed to at least draw the recently-concluded Test to bag the series. That India would win the series was pretty much clear when they piled up 622 for 7 in the first innings.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant starred with the bat by scoring stupendous tons while Mayank Agarwal and Ravindra Jadeja scored fifties. Kuldeep Yadav then starred with the ball, picking up a five-wicket haul as India bowled out the hosts for just 300. Skipper Virat Kohli then asked the home side to follow-on on day four before bad light brought a premature end to the day. The weather on day five was even more worse as no play was possible at all.
It was the third consecutive day in Sydney that was affected by either bad light or rain. Play was eventually called off, sending the Indian players and fans into delirium. Kohli and teammates celebrated by thanking supporters who had stuck around despite the showers.
India had previously failed to win a Test series in Australia in 11 previous attempts. The winless run had started way back in 1948. In the series, India also registered their first Test win since 2008. Unsurprisingly, the team is receiving praise from all over and former India batsman Gautam Gambhir also hailed the Kohli-led side. The southpaw took to Twitter to congratulate the team, writing:
“Congratulations India on a stupendous victory. It’s a big day for us as sporting nation. For once,let’s not debate or dissect the impact of absence of Warner/Smith, let’s just savour the moment and be proud. Let’s be together on this one at least!”
Congratulations India on a stupendous victory. It’s a big day for us as sporting nation. For once,let’s not debate or dissect the impact of absence of Warner/Smith, let’s just savour the moment and be proud. Let’s be together on this one at least! @BCCI @SPNSportsIndia #INDvAUS
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 7, 2019
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