In Modern Day Cricket, people who have witnessed the IPL, T20, T10 thrilling matches may not know the value of test cricket, but there is a saying like “Old wine improves with age”. A great salute and sincere thanks to ICC,To protect this format ICC decided to host the Test Championship, then there are some historic test matches and innings happened throughout this tournament starting from the Ben Stokes leeds Innings to Rishabh Pant Innings in Gabba which in turn increased more test match fans in this modern era of viewers.This match result was everywhere and celebrated like a world Cup winning moment,starting from the google Ceo Sundar pichae we can witness the test match winning image of Our Indian Team.
Why was this victory so Special for the Team?
After the IND-PAK match, every Indian Cricket fans would like to see mighty Aussies as their rivalry since later 90’s and early 2000’s their dominance towards other Cricket fans will be remembered forever , especially 2003 World Cup final will be one of the match that every Indian fans would like to erase from their mind . After these, Indian Team broke many winning Streaks of Aussies, starting from the Quarter final of T20 world cup in 2007, 50 over World Cup winning streak broken in the Quarter final in 2011 with an extraordinary innings of Yuvraj Singh .
These records were limited overs format, but in Test Cricket , they were playing in the name Border-Gavaskar Trophy since 1996 to give honour for both the legends from each nation(Allan Border – Sunil Gavaskar).In these test series, the team who were playing in their Home Condition always be the favorites to win the series, except between the years (2003- 2004)Aussies won the first Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Indian Soil.But for the first time, this Indian team retained the trophy with victory in away soil with the lead(2-1) without the prime players like Virat Kholi in the squad and other prime players like Shami, Jadeja, Ishant, Bumrah ,Ashwin & Umesh Yadav.
If we ask any of our father or 80’s Cricket fans they will compare this victory with 1983 World Cup win where Kapil Dev led an inexperienced Indian Team and made Team India proud by lifting the World Cup Trophy for the first time in World Cricket ,thats why people and Team were celebrating this victory as special moment with an inexperienced bowling attack and not even 11 players were completely fit for the match with so much Injuries, racial abuses, sledging , bouncers by crossing all these hurdles Team India registered the historical victory and brought back all the IPL & T20 fans to witness the speciality of Test Cricket through this series.
Each and every player contributed to the Team victory in this series,after the first test loss Team Stood high and gave fightback in each and every sessions of the match , especially from the young sensations & debutants like Shubmann Gill, Siraj, Natarajan , Sundar then experienced players like Pujara, Ashwin, Vihari for the third test Match and finally the combined partnership of Sundar and Thakur made foundation in First Innings for this historic victory .Combined efforts of individuals made this Team a memorable victory.
Special Credits and Thanks to all the Team management and physio who helped the team in these kind of Injuries and credits to our Captain of the Ship Ajinkya Rahane his calm and composure and the way he handled all the players after the loss Adelide was speechless except Pujara and Rahane none of the Indian player did not played complete four Test Matches in this series “From 36 all out to breaching the 32year old Unbreached Gabba fortress “.History will remember the name Team India and the statement “You are Beaten in Fortress GABBA after 32 years by US” will forever ring in every Australian ears.
Last but not least , Indian fans can proudly say that we won the Aussies Best XI in Australia with young cricketers and retained the trophy with back to back series victory away from home soil.Test Cricket 2.0 has arrived and we can witness more matches like these , Keep Watching Cricket in every Format. Lets hope , Team India taste the ICC Test Championship victory in Lords.