India vs England 2021: Twitter Hails Washington Sundar After He Notches Up His Highest Test Score Of 85

India vs England 2021: Twitter Hails Washington Sundar After He Notches Up His Highest Test Score Of 85

Washington Sundar, Sunil Gavaskar
Washington Sundar [Image Credits: Twitter]

Nonchalant flick? Check. Pull Shot? Check. Hook? Check. Pick-up six? Check. Sumptuous cover-drives? Check. Dab through third-man? Check. Disdainful straight-drives? Check. Check. Is there any shot that Washington Sundar can’t play?

The off-spin all-rounder may not have had a memorable game with the ball but, Washington Sundar more than made up for it with yet another crucial knock for his team in the ongoing match in Chennai.

Having come into bat post the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara late on day 03, Washington Sundar not only showed his full range of strokes during his unbeaten knock of 85 but he also displayed immense mental fortitude and resilience in the cauldron.

Washington Sundar, Nathan Lyon
Washington Sundar. Image Credits: Twitter

The all-rounder, along with Ravichandran Ashwin ensured that India knocked off some of the runs from England’s mammoth first-innings lead with an 80-run-stand for the 7th wicket.

Washington Sundar notched up his 2nd half-century in just his 3rd innings and he also became just the 8th Indian batsman to score a 50 in his debut innings both at home and in overseas conditions.

With wickets falling at the other end, its a pity that Washington Sundar could not complete what would have been a well-deserved maiden Test hundred but his contribution was more than enough for fans as well as pundits to heap high praise on the youngster for his valuable contribution.

 

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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