India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane’s Team India thrashed Australia in the fourth Test and conquered the Gabba fort and with it retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Besides a ‘historic’ win, the visitors also showed great sportsmanlike spirit and presented Nathan Lyon with a signed jersey for completing 100 Test. Tuesday.
Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman lauded India’s gesture. He took to Twitter and wrote: “Excellent gesture from @ajinkyarahane88 and the indian team to Felicitate Nathan Lyon on his 100th Test Match. One more example of Sportsman Spirt from Rahane. How dignified he is even after achieving such a incredible win.#Leader #AUSvsIND”.
It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved on Tuesday as an injury-ravaged young Indian team defeated Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test to take the series 2-1.
Rishabh ‘nerves of steel’ Pant will be forgiven for all the mistakes he made through the series with wicket-keeping gloves in hand as each of the 89 runs that he scored in the final hour on Tuesday was worth its weight in gold. It was only poetic justice that he hit a boundary to win India a thriller.
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. 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.