Gautam Gambhir congratulates Team India on the Test series victory Down Under
The hosts will have plenty of questions to ponder ahead of their two-Test series against Sri Lanka.
Published - Jan 7, 2019 1:55 pm | Updated - Jan 7, 2019 3:10 pm
The visitors Team India created history by clinching their first ever series Down Under in the longest format of the game. As the cricketing fraternity all around the world lauded India for their magnificent effort, Gautam Gambhir joined them to congratulate his countrymen on achieving the biggest Test series victory till date.
The retired left-hander was a part of the squad in 2011 where India faced a drubbing in the hands of Australia. India were expected to win that time itself against another struggling Australian side but the hosts stood victorious under the then captain Michael Clarke. Gambhir took to Twitter by earmarking it as the biggest day for the sporting nation.
The final day of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground had been washed out without a single ball being bowled, however, the tourists under the black sky couldn’t care any less as they were on the verge of engraving their names in the record books. The 37-year old also refrained anybody to talk about the absence of Australia’s batting titans Steve Smith and David Warner. The Aussie batting line-up had been crippled by the absence of their two mainstays with the bat, having lost them earlier in the year.
But Gambhir refused to deviate to that topic and requested the nation to savour their historic triumph as the series victory came for the visitors after a span of more than 70 years on the Australian soil. Here’s what Gambhir’s heartwarming tweet said.
Congratulations India on a stupendous victory. It’s a big day for us as sporting nation. For once,let’s not debate or dissect the impact of absence of Warner/Smith, let’s just savour the moment and be proud. Let’s be together on this one at least! @BCCI @SPNSportsIndia #INDvAUS
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 7, 2019
Having scored 521 runs at an average of nearly 75 with three match-winning hundreds, Cheteshwar Pujara was named as the man of the series. The bowling attack had been equally disciplined, lead by Jasprit Bumrah, who finished with 21 wickets to his name.
Baggy Greens have plenty of headaches ahead of them
The hosts will have plenty of questions to ponder ahead of their two-Test series against Sri Lanka. A misfiring middle order along with a hapless bowling display summed up their performance in the concluded Test series. The focus now shifts to three-match One-day series, which starts from January 12th at the Sydney Cricket Ground.