Team India’s centuries-long triumph in Australia has been hailed and celebrated by cricket fans the world over. The way the Indian team under Ajinkya Rahane is triumphing despite all the odds against them has made the cricket world stand up and take notice.
Former Indian opener turned commentator Sunil Gavaskar has revealed that former West Indies captain and one of the greatest drummers in history to ever play the game, Brian Lara, was so thrilled with Team India’s victory that ‘he came to hug the master’ during Channel 07 – the host broadcaster’s farewell party.
Brian Lara was also on Channel 7’s commentary team alongside Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar for the hit India-Australia series.
“We won. We won…” Brian Lara told Sunil Gavaskar at Channel 7’s farewell party.
“At Channel 7’s farewell party on the last day, I walked around the room with my glass up and all the Australians cheered. Then Brian Charles Lara (fellow commentator of Gavaskar during the series) came over, gave me a hug and shouted, “We won, we won”. What series! Will cherish these memories for all that’s left of my life. I’m still on the moon and still in orbit! Sunil Gavaskar added as quoted by The Times of India.
After suffering a record low in the second round of the Adelaide test where they were shot for 36, Team India, despite the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli and a whole host of top cricketers including Mohammed Shami , Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav (for the last two tests), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah and Hanuma (for the final test), scripted a comeback for the ages by winning two test matches in Melbourne (by 8 wickets ) and Brisbane (by 3 wickets)) in addition to imposing a hard-won draw in Sydney to win the four-game rubber by 2-1.
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