India has won Test series in Australia. In eight words. Never talked to this day before.
It is just that someone can hear them again:
India. Take it Won. a test. Series. In. Australia.
Four years after 0-2.
Seven years after 0-4
Eleven years after eleven
Fifteen years after 1-1.
Nineteen year after 0-3.
Thirty years after 0-4
Thirty-three years after 0-0, when Kapil Dev's team made their bid to win the first Test series in Australia with a thunder in Melbourne and Sydney …
… India saw rain in the last day of the fourth Test in Sydney in 2019. Ravi Shastri will remember 1985-86. Perhaps he had a quiet chuckle in the armor of the series at the end of the series.
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This is a fantastic achievement for many reasons.
A: For a team that has been slammed to play very little practice matches in South Africa and England – and not acclimatising themselves to foreign conditions – despite playing the solitary warm-up match in India, three out of four Tests Is controlled. (First choice opener, Earth Shaw, with injury during that game, India can make a case that its loss left behind profit in that stability.)
Two: India won the first Test in the series – an unprecedented achievement in Australia On their last tour – another tension in the Adelaide Test – but unable to stop the run-chase.
Three: Not only did India follow-on in Australia for the first time in a Test in 31 years – they were in a position to do so in two consecutive matches. Australia started the Melbourne Test with 1-1 series. After this, they did not win any single session.
Four: India won the series without the earth shaw and hearty Pandya: important for its last three trials. They were successful in performing well on flat pit without Ravichandran Ashwin. And a cricketer skilled as Bhuvaneshwar Kumar got out of all the tests; There is a team for such poor pace-bowling options.
Mayank Agarwal finished a Ranji Trophy match at Surat on 17 December, flew to Melbourne, MCG on the Boxing Day that went for the Colosseum, and a reassembled 76 burst on for the first time. No warm-up games, no chance to familiarize yourself with the circumstances. no problem.
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Yes, Australia was over. Who knows what would happen if Steve Smith and David Warner were in favor. Nevertheless, pointing to their absence and reducing the achievement of India. Hardly a series moves without some significant absence. When England won the Ashes in 2005, Glenn McGrath missed two Tests. In 2003-04, when India equaled 1-1 in Australia, then missed McGrath and Shane Warne series. When Australia won the first time in 35 years in India – in 2004 – Sachin Tendulkar won two Tests. When Australia visited India in 2001, Anil Kumble was injured … Only 20 years of off-spinner took a surprise 32 wickets in three Tests, with eight Tests under his belt.
India went to Australia in 1977-78 and there was a great reduction in the World Series. They lost to 3-2. In 1985-86, the opponents of India were still avoiding the retirement of Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee and Rod Marsh. Even so, they were on the draw from 0-0.
Virat Kohli's side was to worry about who was playing, not what they could play. He ended Australia's stealthy attack and dismissed them in the last two test matches. A score of 3-1 can be an appropriate indicator of the gap between the sides. Even the 4-0 was not out of bounds.
In the presentation ceremony, Kohli mentioned the victory of the World Cup in 2011 and the emotions floated. But he admitted that he did not feel it then. On the other hand, Australia had visited three times He knew what it was taking. He knew what it meant.
This is also true for those who see it. Some victories are you witnesses. The other you understand. Other people enter your head and turn off a switch. Memories go forward. They lend the moment of importance to the layers.
Taking the thoughts of those quiet moments, radio or television before the morning, shaking one's head on the score. Consolation on each task of personal talent. Name and location, name and location Patil in Adelaide. Chandra in Melbourne Kapil in Melbourne Azhar in Adelaide Tendulkar in Sydney, then Perth, then Melbourne In 2008 a banner in which "Sachin Cricket Ground" was read. Laxman in Sydney, then Adelaide, then Sydney Dravid in Adelaide. Sehwag in Melbourne Kohli in Adelaide Kohli in Adelaide Here's the famous win. Oh-so-close draw Endless wait of series win
All the time, a sense of resentment. Gavaskar's walk-off; The umpires tried to stare at Kapil's peculiar gaze; Wicket before Tendulkar's shoulder; Bakanar part 1; Buckner Part 2, 3, 4; Michael Clarke paused his ground after slipping …
So stuff All set aside for now.
This team makes so much promise. Kohli, Rahane, Jadeja and Ishant are 30 years old. Pujara will soon be 31 years old. Shami is 28 years old. Agarwal is 27 years old. Rahul is 26 years old. Bumrah is 25 years old. Unlike the previous generations of Indian cricketers – who grew up during the reign of West Indies in the 80's – these people have seen Australia in their influential years.
Like many Indians growing up in the '90s, they probably saw Waugh and copied Warne and McGraw in cricket. He may have heard of single-minded stories of excellence in Australia. Amu and kangaroo on the coat of arms.
As the Indian teams struggled to win in West Indies, England and South Africa, Australia won everywhere. They followed 369. They defeated South Africa in South Africa He piled up England for practice. They said about winning in India.
Now Kohli has given India the goal of doing so. They called this victory not an end but a "stone of step". The last one year has shown what the side is capable of. They have been good in some days, very nice and extraordinary on others and on. They have been beaten but rarely flattened. Lord was an exception. Cape Town, Edgbaston and Southampton were narrow defeats, which became series-decisive.
The next few years will tell us a lot. It can take us to a deserted area. For the first time, a very good Indian side can turn into a great one.
First published: January 7, 2019, 3:03 PM IST