- India beat Australia 2–1 in Test series
- Team India wins test match for the first time in Gaba
- 10 players from India were injured on this tour.
The Indian team defeated Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 by defeating Australia in Gaba. It was on January 19, which was described by former Indian batsman VVS Laxman as one of the golden days of Indian cricket. When Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 89, India achieved a mammoth target of 328 runs.
He revealed in an interview to Sports Today, “This was the second time since the 2011 World Cup win, when my eyes were moistened after winning a match. Let us know that Team India won the Test for the first time in Gaba and Australia lost after 32 years.
Laxman said- I was watching the match of the last day of the fourth Test with family. I was worried when Pant and Washington Sundar were on the field, but I became emotional when Rishabh Pant hit the match-winning four. I wanted India to name that series. Team India is scared after a bad defeat in Adelaide. In such a situation, winning this series was a big thing.
At the same time, Laxman expressed his mind and said – I always wanted to defeat Australia on the same ground, but it could not happen. Proud of these young players who beat Australia on the same ground. It is inspiring for the whole country. The joy of that victory cannot be described in words.
It is noteworthy that 10 important players of the Indian team were injured on this tour, while captain Virat Kohli returned home after playing the first Test under Paternity Leave. In such a situation, less experienced players like Sundar, Pant, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, T Natarajan took the front and won.