Australia vs India: Mohammed Siraj celebrates a resignation in the second test match© AFP
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels that the victory against Australia in the Boxing Day Test is a representation of new India in which the players love a challenge. India bundled for 36 in the second innings of the pink-ball test at Adelaide Oval to hand Australia the game, but the Ajinkya Rahane-led side came out full force and won the second test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. . The former opener went on to say the win at MCG will lay the foundation for Indian cricket moving into the future.
“This victory actually shows a new India … an India that always wants to be positive, an India that wants to fight again, and it is, so encouraging to see,” Gavaskar said after the victory against broadcaster Sony Ten.
“The character of this team to not give up, the character of this team to hold on to, the determination of this team not to lie down and let the Aussies walk all over them. This achievement makes all Indian cricket fans very hopeful for the future, ”he added.
Gavaskar attributed the bowlers for keeping India in play for rejecting Australia for 195 in the first essay and 200 in the second innings.
“If Australia had started without a loss 80-90 on the first day of this test, all kinds of doubts would have entered the minds of the Indian players. But that didn’t happen because of the Indian bowlers open,” said Gavaskar.
India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the four-match Test series 1–1 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The win also moved India one step closer to the World Test Championship final.
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