Mumbai: India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten at 89 off 138 balls on the final day of the Brisbane Test and was named Man of the Match.
On Tuesday, Australia’s fort – The Gabba – finally disbanded. It took 32 years and two months, but an injured young Indian team, achieved as invincible, defeated Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test to take the series 2–1.
“When the chips are down. You push harder. A series we can never forget. Through the tough times, we always believed and backed ourselves and this series win proves with the belief you can achieve everything,” tweeted Pant.
When the chips are down. You push harder.💪💪 A series we can never forget. 😍 Through the tough times we always believed and backed ourselves and this series win proves with belief you can achieve everything.💯🙏@BCCI pic.twitter.com/uPPhzmFHAT
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) January 19, 2021
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah also took to Twitter to say that nobody can ever forget this Test series win. “This is a win we’re never forgetting, this is a win for the ages! So proud of this team, Jai Hind,” tweeted Bumrah.
This is a win we’re never forgetting, this is a win for the ages! So proud of this team, Jai Hind 🇮🇳 CHAMPIONS🏆 pic.twitter.com/9KzLG28QaJ
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) January 19, 2021
Pant and Shubman Gill scored 89 and 91 as India won by three wickets over Australia.
In the first Test against Australia, India was bowled out for 36 and there were many pundits who said that the visiting team would face 4–0.
But proving every critic wrong, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side registered famous victories at Melbourne and Brisbane. The side also recorded an epic draw at Sydney and at every step of the way, this line-up overcame adversity.