Team-wise memorable moments of the decade
It was an eventful decade; one that threw up so many moments of joy, ecstasy, heartbreak, and tears.
by Yash Author
Published - Dec 5, 2019 1:35 pm | Updated - Dec 5, 2019 1:50 pm
The ten-year cycle is about to end and we are gradually moving towards a new decade. And, so it is a good time to reflect on the years went by and delve on some of the most unforgettable moments of the decade. It was an eventful decade; one that threw up so many moments of joy, ecstasy, heartbreak, and tears.
And, it is very difficult to choose, considering we have had a plethora of such moments in the past ten years? Who can forget that moment when Sachin Tendulkar walked out to bat for the very last time in 2013 or when Carlos Brathwaite smoked those sixes off Ben Stokes in the T20 WC final or that guttural roar by Yuvraj as he cover-drove India to a semi-final spot in 2011 or in the recent times, the madness that was the 2019 World Cup final.
This article aims at reliving one memorable moment for each team between 2010 and 2019.
Australia- Retaining the urn on English soil for the first time since 2001
Australia won a World Cup on home soil in 2015, but that was really nothing new. The Aussies have a cabinet full of 50-over World Cups. And, while the trophy still remains the pinnacle, it doesn’t excite the Aussies anymore.
What concerned the Aussies for 18 years was the fact every time their much-celebrated teams had gone to England and had failed to retain the coveted urn- the Ashes. That all changed in the summer of 2019!
What the likes of Ricky Ponting (2005 & 2009) and Michael Clarke (2013 & 2015) couldn’t do, Tim Paine and side did! Steve Smith (774 runs in 4 Tests) batted like a man possessed while the pace attack of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle and James Pattinson was too hot to handle for the poms as Australia finally shrugged off the heartbreak of previously failed tours and while the series ended at 2-2, it was enough for the entire nation to rejoice in Ashes glory.