A Look Back To The New-look Indian Team Thrilling Australia Tour

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Viratless Indian team Conquer Australia

No visitors team has beaten Australia at Gabba since 1988. This record might have given Australia overconfidence to work with. Moreover, they had to face an Indian team that was filled with a bunch of rather inexperienced players. However, this fearless Indian team has come up with extraordinary guts to turn down full-strength Australia in their own backyards. This series will be remembered as one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of test cricket. Starting the series by a humiliating 36, ending the series by registering a series win by the margin of  2-1 is simply outstanding.

This result was impossible without the firepower performance by the young gun. They stand tall at critical times in the series to cover up the absence of senior players like Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah. Ajinkya Rahane must be praised for his captaincy, how he handled the team despite all the injury concerns one after another. 

The young Indian team has sent a loud message to the rest of the cricketing world on how to play in Australia. Rishabh Pant was the ex-factor for team India in the series. His two thrilling innings at the back ends of the innings may be the most unexpected things for the Aussies.  As they did not have any proper plan against him. Rishabh Pant’s penultimate boundary down the ground against Josh Hazlewood made sure for India to conquer the border Gavaskar trophy. This remarkable straight drive will be remembered as one of the iconic shots for the team India. 

While Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur’s was just an example of how strong the backup players of India are. It was really fascinating how Shardul Thakur used his short balls to get his wickets. While Sundar got some key wickets in both innings as well to hinder the progress of Australia. Not only they created pressure with the bowl but they also made valiant efforts with the bat in the tail to boost their team. 

Rahul Dravid deserves full marks for making the young players compatible for the highest levels of cricket. His input was really important for these young guns at the age level. Even Shubhman Gill looked fully ready for the international arena. His every shot through the off side of the wicket was a treat to watch. Furthermore how he adjusted with the teams was spectacular to fill the shoes of Prithvi Shaw in the second test. His 91 in the fourth innings of the final test was an example of how he can express himself under pressure.

The story behind the rise of T. Natarajan was even more extraordinary. He was not even in the frame for test cricket. However, the injuries of the regular bowlers opened the door for him in the final forte. Likewise, the limited over the game he did come up with goods for his team to give some solidarity to the rather inexperienced pace attack in the final game.

Mohammad Siraj’s performance was really special for team India. His consistency with the ball was one of the standout aspects for team India in the series. Siraj lost his father just before his first game, however, he did not look affected by the personal issues at all.   

Experts and fans around the world praised the young Indian teams for their herculean efforts in the adverse condition. This performance must be remembered for ages to come. Moreover, the outcome of the series has proved that India has the best backup players in the world. 

Blog post by Shibatus Bhattacharjee

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