- India scored 336 runs after losing all wickets in their first innings in Brisbane Test.
- India reaches the Janak scores, Shardul Thakur and Washington are beautiful
- Both of them shared a 123-run partnership for the 7th wicket, both of them also scored a half century.
- Just before this innings, Sundar promised his father that if he gets a chance, he will score big
In the very first Test match of his career, Washington Sundar scored a brilliant innings of 62 runs off 144 balls. He is being praised everywhere but his father-M. Beautiful centuries are disappointed not to be completed. Apart from Sundar, Shardul Thakur also scored a half-century in this match and saved India from trailing by a big margin on the third day of the Brisbane Test. Both shared a 123-run partnership for the seventh wicket. The duo became the fourth Indian partner to score a century partnership for the seventh wicket in Australia.
He is praised for his bravery, restraint and courage, but Sundar’s father feels that his son should have completed a century because he has the ability to bat. M. Sundar said, ‘I am disappointed that he could not complete the century. When Siraj came, he should have hit fours and sixes. He could do it. He should have done the bridge and made big shots. If nothing else, he should have tried to match Australia’s score.
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M. Sundar said that he would talk to his son every day and it happened a day before. He said, ‘I told him to play a big score if given a chance. He said that he would definitely play. Prior to Sundar, only two players had done the feat of taking three or more wickets with a half-century in Test matches for India. One of them was Dattu Phadkar, who did this feat for the Indian team that toured Australia for the first time.
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M, Sundar said that his son got a chance to play at seventh position, it is a different matter but he is a natural opening batsman. The father said, ‘He is a natural opening batsman. He has scored a lot of runs with the new ball.
M. Sundar named his son after his mentor PD Washington because this mentor prepared M. Sundar to join the Tamil Nadu Ranji team and he was also selected in the possible squad but due to illness Ranji could not play.