Recalling India’ unbelievable Check triumph in Australia final yr regardless of being ravaged by accidents, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar mentioned the efficiency ranks among the many workforce’s “biggest wins” of all time and will be thought-about a “golden chapter” within the nation’s cricket historical past.
India, led by Ajinkya Rahane, defeated Australia 2-1 in a closely-fought 4 Check rubber profitable in Melbourne after which breaching fortress Gabba in Brisbane final yr after Australia had outplayed the guests within the Day-Evening Check at Adelaide.
Heroics of Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin had helped safe a draw for the guests within the Sydney Check.
“India’s win in Australia early final yr will go down as one of many biggest wins in Indian cricket historical past,” Gavaskar mentioned.
“To choose themselves up after the dismissal with their lowest ever take a look at rating of 36 after which to beat a rampant dwelling workforce is a tribute to the willpower proven by the gamers and the management roles performed by the captain, coach Ravi Shastri and his assist group
“I used to be privileged to be there and see a golden chapter being written within the historical past of Indian cricket,” added the 72-year-old former right-handed opener.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of India’s win, ‘Sony Sports activities Community’ has produced a particular docu-series titled “DOWN UNDERDOGS – INDIA’S GREATEST COMEBACK” that can premiere on January 14 and Gavaskar gave his feedback to the channel.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who led Australia to the 2015 ODI World Cup win, mentioned India deserved all of the credit score for combating it out after the morale-shattering opening loss.
“India picked an assault that labored,” mentioned Clarke.
“Completely different bowlers – not everybody bowls the identical, totally different ways, totally different expertise, totally different weapons, so the credit score goes to India for his or her execution but additionally Australia may need taken as a right their success within the first take a look at,” added the previous right-handed batter.