Last Update on: August 1st, 2023 at 04:37 pm
Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh was in awe of the recently concluded Ashes 2023. He lauded both Australia and England for setting the example for how Test cricket can be saved.
It’s fair to say that the Ashes 2023 was one of the best Test series in the recent past as both England and Australia went neck to neck with each other and left no stone unturned in entertaining fans. With the way both the teams played, both deserved to be winners and the series line of 2-2 justifies the result.
Almost every game of the series went down the wire and the scripted series was nothing but exceptional. England was bossing the first game at Edgbaston and needed just two wickets to win the first game but Australia skipper Pat Cummins played a miraculous knock and won the game for his team.
The second game at Lord’s was all about Australia but England skipper Ben Stokes almost did what he did at Headingley in 2019 and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. But unfortunately fell short of just a few runs in the end to pave the way for visitors to win the first two games.
England then made a staggering return at Headingley and won the game to mark their first win of the series. They dominated the Manchester Test but unfortunately, rain played a spoilsport and cost them the match as well as the Ashes, which was retained by Australia.
However, England came up with an inspired performance in the last game and won the game by 49 runs to level the series 2-2. The game went down the wire and Stuart Broad, who played his last series landed the final blow for his team to make sure that he ends his career on high.
AUS vs ENG: Example How This Format Can Be Saved – Harbhajan Singh In Awe Of “Brilliant” Ashes Series
Following the Ashes series, Harbhajan praised both teams and said that the enthralling encounter between both teams defines Test cricket.
Taking to his Twitter account, he explained: “Ashes Absolutely Brilliant..This is what is called Test cricket. All 5 test matches great cricket, crowd. Went on to the 5th day .. well done AUS/ ENG the real promoter of this format and setting the right example [of] how this format can be saved.”
#Ashes Absolutely Brilliant..This is what called Test cricket. All 5 test matches great cricket, crowd 👏👏. Went on to the 5th day .. well done AUS/ ENG the real promoter of the this format and setting the right example how this format can be saved 🏏✅ pic.twitter.com/584qWoifoC
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 1, 2023