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Old 19th January 2021, 14:03   #12916
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Experience counts but not always !
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Old 19th January 2021, 14:15   #12918
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Old 19th January 2021, 14:21   #12919
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A video where Mark Waugh said "No hope, 4-0" is here

https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket...64200c5a3c0ee8

Then there are others like Ponting, Clarke, Warne and others...

https://firstsportz.com/india-vs-aus...cond-test/?amp

I peraonally feel this to be off-field tactics to put the visitors under pressure like how Australians are always are known to do. But this Indian team hasn't let that happen and have shown that these tactics just won't work.
You forgot to mention that this was after the Adelaide debacle when we lost on the third day after scoring our lowest test total yet. The context is important. To be brutally honest i had my doubts as well. But whatever, enjoy the win. Its well deserved.

P.S. Went back to page 830 onwards to read comments after we got out for 36. I wasnt the only one doubting our capability to compete especially in the absence of Kohli

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Old 19th January 2021, 14:44   #12920
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There was an interesting point made in one of the TV channel discussions that Each of the players (barring the debutants) has had a chequered career so far with BCCI. The only established "star" was Kohli, who was out of action. So they all had something to prove, and that Rahane channeled this very well, and backed his team thoroughly. I think this is comparable somewhat to the 70-71 series win against the Windies. Perhaps greater than that. I also loved how Rahane took the trophy for a few seconds and let the boys bask in the glory. And the best thing was the gesture towards Nathan Lyon. In victory, you honour your opponent. Cannot be a finer example of sportsmanship in an era filled with prejudice, divisiveness and social media malaise.
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Picture Perfect. yes you can Dream and Achieve!!

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Old 19th January 2021, 14:50   #12922
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"Wait until you get to Gabba, mate..."

Those words will hurt Tim Paine more than anything else.

Ashwin might be chuckling somewhere.

A phenomenal win, at Gabba!

Having witnessed this series over the course of last month, I would certainly say "Fairytales do exist!"
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Old 19th January 2021, 15:01   #12923
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The unsung hero of the win seems to be Gill, his knock set the tempo after rohit sharma as expected had failed again when it matters. Youngster showed so much resolve and just wish he had gone on to get his century. His counter attack innings helped us to get to victory.

Just like WC2011, where gambhir was the unsung hero and a wicketkeeper then also had finished the game for us.

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Old 19th January 2021, 15:02   #12924
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Every ball bowled was for an enthusiast.

Life lesson for all perhaps, During my training days, a senior used to tell no harm over estimating yourself but never underestimate the opponent.

The AUSSIE camp lost when the mind games didn't work, Kudos Team India, well played.
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Haven't been this emotional since we won in 2018.This is even better.. much much better.
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I have felt an emotion today which I had not felt in a long time. What a sight. What a win. What a team.
Absolutely! Somehow, the emotions evoked by an Indian Test win against Australia in Australia is simply unmatched.

This really felt like the David Vs Goliath contest before the game started and after the fighting drawn test at Sydney, I was hoping and praying we don't lose at Brisbane and my best hopes were on a drawn game today, but this is simply unprecedented and unbelievable - never underestimate the opponent will be a huge lesson for Australia

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Old 19th January 2021, 15:17   #12926
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Bowled out for 36 in the 2nd innings at Adelaide. I thought no chance especially with our best bat across all formats going back home and injury ravaging the team almost every week.
Ajinkya coming up with a special hundred and India winning the 2nd test at MCG gave me hope that this team is up for a fight. But never did I imagine that they would bat out the last day at SCG to save the game in the 3rd Test.
And last night while going to sleep I thought we could only win the series my drawing this game, no way 324 could be scored on the last day Gabba wicket which was already playing tricks on the 4th day.

Test cricket, you beauty!!

Hats off Shubman, Siraj, Shardul, Washington, Rishabh, Che and of course the leader Ajinkya!!
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You forgot to mention that this was after the Adelaide debacle when we lost on the third day after scoring our lowest test total yet. The context is important. To be brutally honest i had my doubts as well. But whatever, enjoy the win. Its well deserved.

P.S. Went back to page 830 onwards to read comments after we got out for 36. I wasnt the only one doubting our capability to compete especially in the absence of Kohli
You were not the only one doubting after the first test, but you didn't predict a 4-0 whitewash. Not all of the predictions were before the first test I agree, but Clarke, Ponting, Vaughan did that before the series started.

But in the end, as you rightly said, it's a well deserved win.
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Old 19th January 2021, 15:23   #12928
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Lots of people praising Rahane for his captaincy. Yet none giving credit to Coach Shastri.
I'm no fan of Shastri myself, yet I feel his contribution should also be recognized. After all, there were many (in this very thread) who called him names just after the 1st test.
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Wow ! What a roller coaster ride. I have consumed many gigabytes of data on OTT platforms during lockdown, nothing comes anywhere closer to live sports. Ultimate blockbuster.

Having a tough time with kiddo, when I am trying to explain why Pujara's 56 of 211 deliveries was the best knock from India's second innings.
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I was really thinking that this test might end up in a draw after Rahane got out, but it was an exhilarating match and happy that my whole family saw the match including my 7 year old daughter who is getting a taste of the cricket magic.
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