Outplayed by an inexperienced and injury-plagued India, a shocked Australia head coach Justin Langer on Tuesday mentioned one large lesson that he has learnt from the setback is to “never ever, ever underestimate” the “really tough” gamers from that nation. A visibly shaken Langer lauded India for the lion-hearted effort to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 regardless of enjoying with a second-string facet, particularly after being decimated inside three days within the series-opener in Adelaide. That loss included India’s lowest-ever Test rating of 36 within the second innings. “It was an incredible Test series and in the end there is always a winner or a loser. Today Test cricket is the winner. It”s gonna hurt us big time. India deserved full credit. They have been outstanding but we have learnt lessons from it,” Langer advised Channel 7.
“First, you can never take anything for granted, second never ever, ever underestimate the Indians. There are 1.5 billions Indians and if you play in that first eleven you got to be really tough, don’t you?”
Langer mentioned the fightback after the Adelaide debacle was nothing wanting exceptional particularly after injury-forced ouster of huge gamers like Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja.
India discovered new stars equivalent to Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj amongst others who stunned the Aussies with their never-say-die spirit.
“I can’t compliment India enough. They haven’t gone away after that first Test match which we won in three days, bowled them out for 30 odd. For them to fight back like they did is amazing, credit to them. The big lesson for us is that you can’t take anything for granted. India never got away,” he mentioned.
The Indian crew confirmed a never-seen-before zeal to retain the coveted trophy with a historic three-wicket win over Australia within the fourth and last Test right here, efficiently chasing a 328-run goal.
Talented Rishabh Pant (89 not out off 138 balls) showcased his breathtaking strokeplay to safe the win for the guests, thereby ending Australia’s 32-year-old unbeaten run on the ”Fortress Gabba”.
“It was an amazing effort. (Rishabh) Pant’s innings somewhat reminded me of Ben Stokes’ innings in Headingley actually. He came in, he was almost fearless and he will be lauded because of it. It was an unbelievable innings,” Langer mentioned in his reward of the Indian wicket-keeper batsman.
“I thought young (Shubman) Gill (91) batted very well. Their young bowling attack kept us under pressure throughout the match and as I said India deserve full credit.”
Langer additionally recommended his personal crew’s bowling assault for its tireless effort within the sequence, albeit in a dropping trigger.
“From our point of view, we had the same four bowlers (Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc) who have gone hard, they have stood up and they have worked so hard but unfortunately we didn’t get over the line today,” Langer mentioned.
“I am proud of the way those four guys fought so hard,” he signed off.
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