India’s fightback in the second Test match contrasted the opinion of many cricket boffins who had claimed that Australia will clean sweep India after handing them an embarrassing defeat in the opening Test match of the four-match series.
But the eight-wicket wicket win of India in MCG, without their two premier pacer, one being ruled out in the midway, and batting mainstay Virat Kohli, had proved that they can not be underestimated. And, Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman has echoed the same sentiment.
Never Rule Out Anything, Especially Not The Indian Cricket Team: VVS Laxman
Sounding proud of the Indian team’s performance, VVS Laxman has warned the cricket experts to not underrate his countrymen at any condition.
“Well, I think, see a lot can be talked off the field but I think the reply and a very fitting reply has been given by the Indian Team. It’s obvious that once you’re bowled out for 36, various Cricket experts will think that Virat Kohli leaving the series and Shami being ruled out, the Indian team could sort off disintegrate and could result in a very poor outings in the remainder of the series but credit to the entire team, support staff, the way they bounced back positively. I would say to my viewer friends and experts, never rule out anything, especially not the Indian Cricket Team,” VVS Laxman said.
In the opening pink-ball match against Australia, India were all out for 36 runs in the second innings, the lowest Test total by them. With a crippling defeat and India missing their regular captain, Australia could have easily got on the nerves of the visiting nation. But under the guidance of stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, India recorded a comfortable victory in MCG, which resulted in the levelling of the series.
The much-awaited third Test has many changes with David Warner and Rohit Sharma returning in their respective squad.