Team India created history on Australia soil earlier this month. India became the first Asian country to win a Test series Down Under. The win ended India’s long wait for a series win in Australia. India have been touring Australia since 1948 but return empty handed on every occasion. Even the legendary players like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid could not end India’s long wait for a series Down Under. But after a long wait of 71 years and 11 series, the wait finally came to an end on Monday.
The Virat Kohli-led side won the four-match Border-Gavaskar series 2-1 after the fourth and final Test ended in a draw due to poor weather. India were well on their way of clinching the series 3-1 after posting 622 for 7 and bowling out the hosts for just 300 to enforce a follow-on. However, rain and bad light quashed their hopes. But the poor weather could not stop the world number one side from winning a historic series. India had taken an unassailable lead in the series after winning the first and third Test in Adelaide and Melbourne respectively.
Ever since Kohli lifted the Border-Gavaskar trophy, the team has been showered with congratulatory messages. From fans, former players, current players to political leaders, almost everyone has heaped praise on Team India. However, it seems like former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf seems to be unimpressed with India’s historic triumph.
The former cricketer took a dig at India’s monumental feat and said that even Pakistan could beat the current Australian side at their home.
“If the Pakistan team went to Australia now, even they have a chance of winning there,” he said.
Mohammad Yousuf "If the Pakistan team went to Australia now, even they have a chance of winning there" #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 10, 2019
Interestingly, Pakistan had struggled against the same team a couple of months ago that too in UAE, their adapted home. Few days later, Pakistan suffered a Test series loss at home against New Zealand and are recently struggling in South Africa.