Editorial: Superlative show

After losing the first Test against Australia and Virat (Kohli) going back, to win the Melbourne Test and taking it to the decider without four of your main players who were injured, it was all phenomenal. Indians played really good, tough, hard Test match cricket day-in and day-out and won all the big key moments through the series. That’s been the difference between the two teams; India have won all the big moments in every Test match and Australia have fallen short.

This historic win mesmerised the Indian cricket fans and even left people from Pakistan cricket fraternity in a frenzy. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, lauded India’s show Down Under, stating that he hadn’t seen a bolder and braver Asian team tour Australia than this one.

The young Indian cricketers improved their base through none other than Rahul Dravid. That’s the reason why he was called ‘The Wall’ is because he had a strong defence. He could play in every condition, was mentally so strong that he could adjust himself in any position. Dravid worked with these players to make them mentally tough. Dravid had led the Indian team in 2016 and 2019 under-19 World Cup in which Pant, Washington Sundar, Gill and Prithvi Shaw. Siraj, Saini, Vihari, and Agarwal have worked with Dravid as part of the India A team.

 

NT Bureau