Ind vs Aus: Ajinkya Rahane says fans’ constant support and belief kept us motivated to bring trophy back home

Ind vs Aus: After scripting a memorable Test series win against Australia, India stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday thanked fans saying that it was their constant support and belief in the team that kept players motivated to bring the trophy back home.
India defeated Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test at The Gabba on Tuesday to take the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. “Thank you everyone for sending across all your good wishes. It’s your constant support and belief in the team that kept us motivated to bring the trophy back home,” Rahane tweeted.

The last time a visiting team came out triumphant from the Brisbane Cricket Ground was back in November 1988 when the mighty West Indian outfit under the leadership of Viv Richards thrashed Allan Border’s team by 9 wickets.

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What makes the feat even more commendable is how the Indians fought multiple injuries and mental fatigue — due to the bio-bubble restrictions — to register a historic win.
In the first Test against Australia, India was bundled out for 36 and there were many pundits who said the visiting team will face a 4-0 drubbing. But proving every critic wrong, the Rahane-led side registered famous victories in Melbourne and Brisbane.
The side also recorded a famous draw at Sydney and at every step of the way, this line-up overcame adversity. India’s memorable win has also ensured they toppled Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings to claim the second spot.