There is a close relationship between our cricket team and the Indian society. Whenever a top player retires, people start to say that the Indian team is finished. When Sachin Tendulkar retired then people said, ‘who will lead India to wins?’ When MS Dhoni retired people said, ‘India will forget how to win’.
When Virat Kohli left Australia to return to India for the berth of his daughter, experts said that the Test series has slipped out of India’s hands. But an India ‘C’ team has now managed to defeat the full-strength team from Australia.
Don’t see this fourth Test match from the point of view of statistics alone. This match brought down a lot of misconceptions. You know that T20 and ODIs are about youth and excitement, but Test cricket is about experience and sensibility. But Indian cricket team managed to prove this theory wrong as well.
On January 15, the fourth Test began at Gabba in Brisbane. The four-match Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy was level at 1-1 going into this Test match. On the one hand, you had the big list of Indian players who were not going turn out for India in this match due to injury — they could form their own playing XI and on the other…