"I just kept telling him that you belong to the Test-match level. Take every Test match like a new one. You have played just 16 Tests, out of which missed three centuries otherwise you would have had five centuries. Maybe he gained confidence from all this." … [Read more...] about India vs Australia: Pant has silenced his critics forever: coach Sinha
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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!
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane (24 off 22 balls) flattered to deceive and India went to the tea break needing 145 in the last session and Pant in the middle with Pujara. Having taken multiple blows, Pujara was finally dismissed after scoring his slowest-ever fifty (off 196 balls) when Cummins returned with the second new ball. Mayank Agarwal (9) once again failed to hold his nerves, but Washington Sundar was there to not just play second fiddle to Pant, but also ensure he gave the wicket-keeper company till the team needed 10 more to win. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia 4th Test: Fearless India conquer Gabba, Aussies for historic 2-1 series triumph
The right-handed batsman from Saurashtra who notched up his slowest half-century in Test career after facing 196 deliveries kept the match evenly poised. He reviewed against the umpire's decision but he had run out of luck as the ball tracking turned out to be umpire's call, much to the batsman's disappointment. India lost the fourth wicket for 228 and as they were still 100 short of the target of 328. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 5: Rishabh Pant, Gill, Pujara take India to historic series win at Gabba
"Credit to Pujara, the way he handled the pressure was magnificent, and Rishabh was brilliant in the end. Taking 20 wickets was the key, that's what we identified, that's why we picked five bowlers. Washington Sundar got that balance for us, and intention was to play five bowlers. Siraj had played two Test matches, Saini one, Thakur one, Natarajan also on debut, all credit to them. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia 4th Test: Rishabh Pant says biggest moment in his life after Gabba win