India debutant Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur stitched collectively a fantastic 123-run stand for the seventh and within the course of broke a 30-year-old file for India, held by former captain Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar. Kapil Dev and Prabhakar had placed on a 58-run stand for the seventh wicket again in 1991 on the Gabba however Sundar and Thakur’s heroics with the bat within the ongoing fourth Test between Australia and India, broke the long-standing file. Both Sundar and Thakur cruised their strategy to their maiden half-century in Test cricket. Former cricketers and followers took to Twitter to applaud the batting effort from the duo.
First Thakur now Sundar reaching 50, what a spirited partnership from these two. Australia have spent too lengthy ready for it to occur! #AUSvIND
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) January 17, 2021
“First Thakur now Sundar reaching 50, what a spirited partnership from these two. Australia have spent too long waiting for it to happen! #AUSvIND,” Tom Moody wrote on Twitter.
Please inform me when was the final time we noticed such a fightback from nowhere. I imply #Shardulthakur n #Sundar with bat? Few anticipated them to be good with ball on this Test n as we speak they’re doing what even their largest fan did not count on them .I’ve no phrases besides salute.#AUSvsIND
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) January 17, 2021
“Please tell me when was the last time we saw such a fightback from nowhere. I mean #Shardulthakur n #Sundar with bat? Few expected them to be good with ball in this Test n today they are doing what even their biggest fan didn’t expect them .I’ve no words except salute.#AUSvsIND,” former India pacer RP Singh stated.
Sundar and Shardul have epitomized India’s by no means say die spirit on this fascinating sequence. Next man up mentality ought to encourage many different groups by no means to present in or up.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) January 17, 2021
“Sundar and Shardul have epitomized India’s never say die spirit on this fascinating series. Next man up mentality should inspire many other teams never to give in or up,” Ian Bishop tweeted.
Gabba the Dhaba for these two guys.
Brilliant from Sundar and Thakur. pic.twitter.com/NouAYYFyN4
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 17, 2021
“Gabba the Dhaba for these two guys. Brilliant from Sundar and Thakur,” Virender Sehwag stated in a tweet.
Apart from their batting heroics, each Sundar and Thakur had picked up three wickets apiece to limit Australia to 369 within the first innings.
Shardul Thakur, attempting to go for an enormous shot, was despatched again by Pat Cummins after he smashed 67 runs.
He hit 9 fours and two maximums en path to his maiden Test fifty.
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