Bowling Coach of Indian Cricket Team, Bharat Arun said, "We had formed this 5-bowler theory five years ago and on most occasion, we played woth five bowlers abroad... So, in team's opinion Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri were extremely firmed that we need to play with 5 bowlers to be successful abroad. The guiding principle of this team was being fearless and being honest. So in persuade of excellence, we're not scared or not in fear of losing games... During the last test match, there were discussions of having extra batsman but it could have given negative impact on all of us. We knew, Washington Sundar due to his past records that he's good at bat and then we said lets go with 5 bowlers."
T. Natarajan, one of the gems from 'Men in Blue' who clinched the historic glory at in Australia, received a king like welcome at his native village in Salem district. Sitting on a royal chariot, Natarajan humbly thanked everyone for the grand and warm welcome. India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by beating Australia 2-1. On Tuesday, Australia's fortress -- The Gabba -- was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds to take the series 2-1.
Ajinkya Rahane returned home after leading India to a historic Test series win Down Under. The stand-in skipper landed in Mumbai and received a hero's welcome on his arrival. A huge number of cricket fans gathered on the Mumbai streets to cheer for Rahane. Flowers were showered on him while dhol and trumpets made it a festive atmosphere. Rahane took over the captaincy after Virat Kohli returned home on paternity leave. Under Rahane's leadership India achieved a historic series win in Australia. India came back from 0-1 down to take the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1.
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Team India's stand-in captain during Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia, Ajinkya Rahane on January 21 was welcomed at his residence in Mumbai. People of Mumbai welcomed Rahane with drum beats celebrations. India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by beating Australia 2-1. On Tuesday, Australia's fortress -- The Gabba -- was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds to take the series 2-1.
Members of the Indian cricket team arrived in Mumbai from Australia tour on January 21. The players have been advised to remain in 7-day home quarantine, an official informed. Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur and Prithvi Shaw landed in Mumbai this morning. Head coach Ravi Shastri also reached Mumbai with the players. An injury-ravaged India beat Australia by three wickets in the 4th test in Brisbane. India clinched the series and retained the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant landed in New Delhi. While speaking to the reporters outside the airport, he said, “I am so happy that we retained the trophy. The whole team is very happy.” Pant scored an unbeaten 89 runs in fourth Test as India chased down a total of 328. This was the highest chase recorded at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. Watch the full video for more.
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India managed to draw the third test match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground through their determined and resilient performance. Much criticized after dropping multiple catches in the first test, Rishabh Pant scored a classy knock of 97 runs, which helped the visitors draw the third test. Indian Cricket Team, stand-in captain, Ajinkya Rahane during the post-match press conference called Pant a quality player and praised his counter-attacking game. Rahane said, "We know that he is a quality player and left hand-right hand combination was very crucial for us, I thought especially today. He came to bat at number 5 and the way he played, counter-attacking was really good. Unfortunately got out on 97 but that was a crucial knock from team's perspective. Anyone can drop catches but as long as you are learning as a wicketkeeper or as a cricketer, that is very important. I am really happy for Rishabh, the way he batted it was a special knock." The 4 match test series is levelled by 1-1. The fourth and last test match will be the deciding factor.
Former Cricketer and BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on January 10 condemned the incidents of racism during Day 4 of the ongoing India vs Australia Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "Strict laws and strict actions should be there to stop this kind of incident." He said that ejecting the people who passed racial comments is not a solution there should be some strict laws is the permanent solution. A group of people was ejected from the SCG after the Indian team complained of racial abuse. Play was halted for close to 10 minutes after Mohammed Siraj walked up from the square-leg boundary and complained of racial slurs at the end of the 86th over in Australia's second innings.
Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant returned to Delhi on January 21 after winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia. Pant said, "I am so happy that we retained the trophy. The whole team is very happy with the way we played the series." He further said, "I am feeling really good, from the last 6 months we were away from our homes and were playing cricket, now we have got the time to spend some quality time with family." Team India defeated Australia by 2-1.
Budding cricketers hailed the performance of Indian cricket team after a historic win against Australia. They mainly appreciated the young players including Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Siraj who proved themselves with their thundering performances. On Tuesday, Australia's fortress -- The Gabba -- was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test to take the series 2-1.
Ahead of third test match against Australia, Team India stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane said that the team is focused on playing some "good cricket." On quarantine restricts, Rahane said that team is..