Shardul has the experience of playing for Mumbai in domestic cricket but Test cricket at Gabba is a different beast. His story too is not less impressive. Shardul battled obesity in his younger days and a word from Sachin Tendulkar helped there too and learned the fine art of fast bowling from no less than the legendary Jeff Thomson. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia: How ‘humble’ boys tamed Aussies at Fort Gabba!
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Sinha said he spoke to Pant after the Sydney Test where he missed a century by just three runs. "He was very disappointed. He told me that 'I cannot leave a loose delivery' but I told him sometimes to do well you have to leave out a loose delivery. Today I'm really happy that he stayed till the end. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia: Pant has silenced his critics forever: coach Sinha
"It's an honour to lead the country. It was not about me but about the team. I looked good because everyone contributed. For us it was about having that character on the field, having the fighting spirit, the attitude," said Rahane in the post-match presser when asked about his captaincy stint. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia: I looked good because everyone contributed: Rahane on captaincy stint
Lad also recollected how legendary Sachin Tendulkar had in the past asked Shardul to work on his body as he had become “hefty”. Lad said he had told Shardul to reduce his weight during 2012-13 and the speedster heeded to his advice, which eventually helped him. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia: Shardul has shown good temperament while batting: mentor
From there on, it was a game tailor-made for T20 star Pant. He went for twin boundaries in the very next over off Nathan Lyon and from there on, it was about just not committing hara-kiri. But it all started with a 21-year-old Shubman Gill and a gritty Cheteshwar Pujara standing ground and stitching a slow yet steady 114-run partnership off 240 balls after Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 7 in the seventh over of the final morning. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia 4th Test: Fearless India conquer Gabba, Aussies for historic 2-1 series triumph