“Never underestimate the Indians”, Justin Langer, The head coach of the Australian Cricket team after team India pulled a historic win against Australia.
Langer labeled India vs Australia test series an “Incredible one” and said that he has learned a lesson. A lesson to “never ever underestimate the Indians.”
Langer could not stop praising the Indian cricket team after they came back from 0-1 down to beat Australia 2-1 in the four-match series.
“India deserves full credit, they have been outstanding. We will learn a lot of lessons from this. You cannot take anything for granted, never ever underestimate the Indians, 1.5 billion [people in India] and you play in the senior team, you have to be really tough. I couldn’t appreciate India enough,” Langer told 7 cricket after India chased down a record 328 to beat Australia by three wickets in the fourth Test in Brisbane.
Not only that but Langer also applauded Rishabh Pant for playing a match-winning knock on the final day of the Gabba Test. Pant and Shubman Gill played knocks of 89 and 91 as India recorded a famous three-wicket win over Australia.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE INDIANS
“It was an incredible Test series, there is a winner and there is a loser. Test cricket is the winner, it is going to hurt us big time. It is an amazing effort, Pant’s innings reminded me of Ben Stokes at Headingley actually. He came in, he was fearless and he will be lauded for that,” Langer told 7Cricket. Reported Hindustan Times.
“Young Shubman Gill also batted well, their young bowling attack kept us under pressure in the whole game. India deserves full credit. The last time a visiting team came out triumphant from the Brisbane Cricket Ground was back in November 1988 when the mighty West Indian outfit under the leadership of Viv Richards thrashed Allan Border’s team by 9 wickets.”
In the first Test match against Australia, Team India was bundled out for 36 and many predicted Team India’s terrible loss. But proving every critic wrong, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side registered famous victories at Melbourne and Brisbane. The side also recorded a famous draw at Sydney and at every step of the way, this line-up overcame adversity.
After a historic win in a foreign land, Members of Team India arrived home on Thursday. Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, coach Ravi Shastri landed in Mumbai, Rishabh Pant in Delhi.
Meanwhile, keeping up the spirits of the Indian Cricket Team and their fans, Virender Sehwag said that Langer’s comment was ‘100 Takkey ki Baat’, meaning ‘100 percent true’.
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