The Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar who made his test debut recently told that Rishabh Pant’s winning four at Gabba in the fourth test was the best feeling of his life. Washington Sundar was one of the chief architects of the famous win at Gabba in the fourth test which resulted in India winning the series 2-1. It was also the first time, India had won a test match at the Gabba where Australia has been playing like a fortress.
Washington Sundar initially stayed in Australia as a net bowler and was part of only the white-ball squads. Owing to the number of injuries India faced in the series, Sundar made his test debut in the fourth test. He contributed immensely by scalping four wickets in the match and adding 84 runs overall. His 62 in the first innings was one of the turning points of the game to rescue India from a bad position.
Washington Sundar’s Partnership With Rishabh Pant
Sundar who scored a valiant fifty in the first innings of the fourth test had his whole nation’s confidence while entering the crease to partner Rishabh Pant. Sundar mentioned how the U19 cricket they have played together helped them out in the crease.
They added 53 runs partnership for the 6th wicket while Sundar scored 22 in the mammoth 328 chase on the final day at the Gabba and when Sundar got out, he ensured that India neared the target with just 10 runs to get.
“Rishabh and I have played a lot of cricket since our under 19 days and that helped a lot. He was batting superbly and that helped us take control. When I went in we still needed 50. I knew if we got 25-30 runs they will feel the pressure and we could win. That’s exactly what we did.” Sundar Said. “When Rishabh hit the winning four it was just the best feeling of my life: and when I was walking with the Indian flag at the Gabba it is a feeling I can’t express in words,” he added.
Record Chase At Gabba
India registered one of its memorable series victory at Gabba chasing down 328 with the inexperienced young team. With the help of Shubman Gill(91), Cheteshwar Pujara (56), Rishabh Pant(89*), India went on to win their second consecutive series on Australian soil. With the number of injuries and the senior players being unavailable, the series win will go down as one of the best in the history of the game.
Sundar also credited his Captain and his vice-captain for being supportive always in the dressing room and allowing them to express themselves.