After India’s exceptional sequence win on the Gabba towards Australia, stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane on behalf of the his Indian group introduced the opposition off-spinner Nathan Lyon with a signed jersey to felicitate him on his 100th Test look. Lyon entered the listing of select-few cricketers to finish a century of Test matches for his nation. While the end result did not go down Australia’s method as they suffered their first Test loss on the Gabba in 32 years, Lyon definitely bowled his hearts out to ship a win for his group.
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Cap @ajinkyarahane88 reveals superb gesture in the direction of Nathan Lyon by presenting him a signed t-shirt on behalf of #TeamIndia for his 100th check.
I’m certain the gonna bear in mind this sequence win as ‘the actual ‘.#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/1LxIFspExV
— Krittik (@5yrsWithBangtan) January 19, 2021
Lyon began his landmark Test on 396 profession wickets and wanted solely 4 wickets to enter the 400-club however because it turned out he might solely choose three wickets throughout each innings — one in first innings and two in second innings — and completed with 309 wickets.
Former India batsmen VVS Laxman, who performed many particular knocks towards Australia throughout his illustrious profession, was moved by Rahane and Team India’s “excellent gesture”.
“Excellent gesture from @ajinkyarahane88 and the indian team to Felicitate Nathan Lyon on his 100th Test Match. One more example of Sportsman Spirt from Rahane. How dignified he is even after achieving such a incredible win #Leader #AUSvsIND,” tweeted Laxman.
Excellent gesture from @ajinkyarahane88 and the indian group to Felicitate Nathan Lyon on his 100th Test Match. One extra instance of Sportsman Spirt from Rahane. How dignified he’s even after attaining such a unimaginable win. #Leader #AUSvsIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 19, 2021
At the post-match convention, Rahane discovered himself in need of phrases however credited every participant for placing their arms up and performing for the group.
“It really means a lot to us. I don’t know how to describe this victory. I’m just proud of all the boys, each and every individual. We just wanted to give our best, not to think about the result,” Rahane mentioned after the match.
“When I went in, a conversation between me and Pujara was Puji to bat normal and me to go for my shots because we knew Rishabh and Mayank were there. Credit to Pujara, the way he handled the pressure was magnificent, and Rishabh was brilliant in the end,” he added.
With a number of key gamers out with accidents, Team Indian went within the Brisbane Test with 5 bowlers, handing debut to Washington Sundar and T Natarajan. Explaining the rationale behind this determination, Rahane mentioned they knew they should take 20 wickets to win the match.
He heaped reward on his inexperienced bowling line-up for rising as much as the event and delivering for the group.
“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, intention was to play five bowlers,” mentioned Rahane.
“Siraj had played two Test matches, Saini one, Thakur one, Natarajan also on debut, all credit to them,” he added.
“After Adelaide we didn’t discuss about what happened, we just wanted to play our game, show a good attitude, show good character on the field,” Rahane mentioned, when requested about what helped group bounce again from Adelaide’s humiliating loss.
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