The thrilling Border-Gavaskar series 2020-21 comes to an end with India beating Australia in their own backyard – for the second consecutive series – with the 2-1 scoreline.
It was one of the most memorable Test series where India, a team depleted with injuries to several players, were nowhere near their first-choice eleven by the time the last Test match at the Gabba commenced; only Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara played all the four Tests in the series for India.
However, the Ajinkya Rahane led group stormed back in the series, and the 36 all out in Adelaide looks far behind now. A comeback victory in Melbourne, a hard-fought draw in Sydney, and finally, an epic run-chase in Brisbane; arguably, this is India’s greatest Test series victory.
India Squad Performance Rating In Test Series vs Australia After Gabba Victory:
Rohit Sharma- 6
Matches- 2, Runs-129
Coming into the series there were serious doubts and questions over Rohit Sharma’s ability to bat in Tests outside Asia. After being delayed by a couple of Tests, finally, Rohit answered every critic. When even the home team openers struggled for runs, Rohit Sharma, and Shubman Gill along with him put on a display of high-quality Test opening batting.
Rohit scored 129 runs in 4 innings. Though he managed a solitary fifty, he got starts in 3 of the 4 innings, but his old foe returned as the right-hander threw away his wickets after doing the hard work in the early phase of his innings.