Virender Sehwag, former Indian opener termed Indian Team as a ‘Dabanng’ line-up after their relentless fight versus Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Virender Sehwag has praised newcomers Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar who displayed all-round brilliance for their remarkable fightback in the 4th Test in the series which is nicely poised at 1-1.
Both Shardul Thakur And Washington Sundar Picked 3 Wickets And Scored 50
Ever since the Border-Gavaskar Trophy commenced in Australia, the Indian team have shown their relentless fighting ability after their batting debacle in Adelaide. With several key players missing due to injuries and regular captain Virat Kohli back in India on paternity leave, the Ajinkya Rahane-led visitors have stood tall in crunch situations and posed a fightback whenever their backs were pushed to the wall.
With India set to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy even if they manage to earn a draw in the ongoing fourth and final Test in Brisbane, Ajinkya Rahane-led India have managed to stay at ease despite being reduced to 186-6 in the second session of Day 3 on Sunday (January 17).
Following the dismissals of the key batsmen who failed to convert starts to big scores, newcomers in Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar have stitched a memorable comeback for the visitors courtesy of a brilliant 121-run stand for the seventh-wicket at The Gabba.
Highest 7th wicket partnership for India (vs Australia) at the Gabba:
Washington Sundar – Shardul Thakur 121 (2021)
Kapil Dev – Manoj Prabhakar 58 (1991)
MS Dhoni – Ravichandran Ashwin 57 (2014)
Manoj Prabhakar – Ravi Shastri 49 (1991)
M.L. Jaisimha – Bapu Nadkarni 44 (1968)
After Washington Sundar who scored 62 and Shardul Thakur who scored 67 perished, India were dismissed for 336 to trail by 33 runs. Australia have extended their lead to 54 runs as they are 21 for no loss at stumps on 3rd day.
Virender Sehwag Tweets Indian Team Is Dabangg As It Is Daring And Brave
With both the batsmen getting to their respective half-centuries, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag took to his official Twitter handle and was blown away by India’s fighting spirit in the ongoing series.
If there is one word to describe the courage of this Indian team, it’s Dabanng. So daring and brave. Ati Sundar Thakur .
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 17, 2021
Earlier in the day’s play, the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, captain Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant perished soon despite starts. Josh Hazlewood did the bulk of the damage picking 5 wickets. Australia have not lost a single Test at the venue after posting over 350 in the first essay. Team India has risen to the occasion and is fighting hard in order to break the unbeaten record. However, plenty of twists and turns are remaining in the final Test.