Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha said that Team India’s victory on Tuesday was such that whenever we talk about Test cricket in the future this match will be spoken about.

Team India after winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Tuesday. (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Team India went on to play one of their best cricket matches ever on Tuesday
  • India became the first team to beat Australia in a Test match in Brisbane in 33 years
  • They won the Brisbane Test by 3 wickets to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series 2-1

With 324 runs to win on Day 5 of the Brisbane Test, the conversation in most circles was about how India will save this match.

Australia had a brilliant pace attack that had troubled the India batsman throughout the series. Not to mention the infamous 36 all-out earlier in this series in Adelaide that had shocked the cricketing world.

But on Tuesday, despite all odds against them, Team India went on to play one of their best cricket matches ever and won the Brisbane Test by 3 wickets to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series 2-1.

Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha said that Team India’s victory on Tuesday was such that whenever we talk about Test cricket in the future this match will be spoken about.

“Test cricket is something that teaches you a lot and this Indian team has made sure that whenever we talk about Test cricket this match will be spoken about. Because of these young boys with very less experience came out and made sure that this series will be written in golden words,” Ojha said on Sports Today.

Australia have a lot of questions to answer now, says Ojha

He went on to add that Australia were the favourites before the tour with the return of star players David Warner and Steve Smith, and said that they will have a lot of questions to answer now after the loss to this young Indian team.

“Let’s talk about Australia now. What about their pride, ego and captaincy. Now they have to answer the questions, they were playing with their A side and now they don’t have the reason of Smith and Warner missing. They were playing on their home soil with the best possible side.

“Everything was against the Indian side. India lost the first Test match with the 36 all out and everyone went bizarre after that loss. But look at the way these guys have come back. Look at the way Ajinkya Rahane has handled the team.

When you lose your regular captain because of some prior commitment he had to come back. The way he handled it, the way Ravi bhai (Shastri) handled it. The way the entire management took care of the team, and the way they stuck to each other, that is what we should learn (from the team),” Ojha added.



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