Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has praised India’s braveness and also mentioned that he has not come across a more bold and brave Asian team tour Australia than this. The statement comes as a result of the extravagant performance from India at the Gabba on the final day of the Border Gavaskar Series. India did the unthinkable by going for a win instead of playing out for a draw which would have brought them the trophy anyway.
Indeed, India tasted success and now the whole cricketing world is in awe of the braveness shown by the young team who fought again resiliently. The 2-1 series scoreline does not depict the impact created by the young team at crucial stages and the inexperienced team deserve a lot of credit. Ajinkya Rahane captained the team after Virat Kohli left but he never succumbed to any kind of pressure put in by Australia and in fact, his century knock inspired the whole team to a victory at Melbourne after a devastating Adelaide test.
Wasim Akram Praises Remarkable Turnaround
Wasim Akram lauded Team India for making a remarkable turnaround after being all out for 36 at Adelaide in the second innings which is the lowest ever score for India in the history of test cricket. He also mentioned that the comeback without the likes of India’s biggest match-winner Virat Kohli was really inspiring people all around the world.
“Incredible Test & series win for India have not seen a bold, brave & boisterous Asian team on a tougher tour of Australia. No adversity could stop them, frontline players injured, & won after a remarkable turn around from the depths of 36 all out, inspiring for others. Kudos India” tweeted Wasim Akram
Incredible Test & series win for India have not seen a bold, brave & boisterous Asian team on a tougher tour of Australia. No adversity could stop them, frontline players injured, & won after a remarkable turn around from the depths of 36 all out, inspiring for others.kudos India
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) January 19, 2021
Indian Team Breaches Fortress Gabba
Team India did the unthinkable at the Gabba where Australia haven’t lost a test for the last 32 years and the record was broken by the young Indian team. India suffered an early blow when Rohit fell at 18/1 in a mammoth chase of 328 from 98 overs but Shubman Gill showed his class and started the intent with a 91. Pujara played a typical Pujara’s knock of 56 while taking a lot of body blows. Rishabh Pant came to the party with an 89 not out to finish the match and India won the Border Gavaskar Trophy under Ajinkya Rahane against all the odds.
A victory that will be celebrated for ages as the chase remains the highest at Gabba with the previous best being 236 long back.