New Delhi: The unshakeable resolve regardless of their bruised our bodies earned the Ajinkya Rahane-led India healthful reward from the cricket neighborhood after the workforce snatched an unlikely draw within the third Check in opposition to Australia in Sydney.
Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting have been amongst those that lauded the workforce for displaying super “fight and determination”.
Hanuma Vihari (23 not out off 161) and Ravichandran Ashwin (39 not out off 128) batted out the complete night session on day 5 after Rishabh Pant (97 off 118 balls) and Cheteshwar Pujara (77 off 205 balls) produced a tremendous 148-run stand as India eked out a memorable draw on the SCG.
The duo wore down Australia by batting for greater than 42 overs as India ended up with 334 for 5 in 131 overs, whereas chasing a mammoth 407 to win on the SCG. Whereas they have been at it, Vihari was battling a hamstring tear and Ashwin had taken a number of arduous hits to his ribs.
“Really proud of #TeamIndia! Special mention to @RishabhPant17, @cheteshwar1, @ashwinravi99 and @Hanumavihari for the roles they’ve played brilliantly. Any guesses in which dressing room the morale will be high? #OneTeamOneCause #AUSvIND,” Tendulkar wrote in his twitter deal with.
Former India captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly stated the sport highlighted the significance of gamers with diverse temperament and abilities.
“Hope all of us realise the importance of pujara,pant and Ashwin in cricket teams..batting at 3 in test cricket against quality bowling is not always hitting through the line ..almost 400 test wickets don’t come just like that..well fought india..time to win the series,” he tweeted.
Former Australia skipper Ponting too was impressed with the way in which India fought again and didn’t let the Check slip away.
“Loved the fight and determination of India all day today. Starting with Pant and Pujara, and then for Vihari and Ashwin to withstand Australia and look largely in control for most of the day was very impressive. Can’t wait for Brisbane now. #AUSvIND,” he tweeted.
The artwork of Check-saving batsmanship displayed by Vihari and Ashwin delivered to thoughts the dogged resistance which was the hallmark of the batting of Rahul Dravid, who turned 48 on Monday.
Congratulating India for his or her “extraordinary” effort, the sport’s governing physique (ICC) wrote: “A fitting birthday gift for Rahul Dravid. An extraordinary display of resistance, fight and patience by India today.”
Former India opener Virender Sehwag termed the struggle proven by India as “unbelievable”.
“… Feel so so proud of the Team, Pant showed why he needs to b treated differently & d grit showed by Vihari, Pujara & Ashwin was unbelievable,” he tweeted.
Former India batsman and home heavyweight Wasim Jaffer too was effusion in his reward for an Indian workforce, which battled a collection of accidents and on-field abuses to earn a exceptional draw.
“Even a half-strength, battled, bruised, injured, ridiculed, abused, bio-bubble fatigued India is difficult for a full strength Australia to beat at home. No praise high enough for this herculean effort. Told you this is a damn good team. Cherish it. #AUSvsIND,” he wrote.
Praising the workforce’s effort, BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote: “‘Cometh the hour, cometh the man, and cometh the team’. Extremely proud of #TeamIndia for putting up a fight on Day 5. Special mention to @RishabhPant17, @Hanumavihari, @cheteshwar1 & @ashwinravi99. Well done, guys! Hello Brisbane Flag of India #AUSvsIND.”
Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull additionally hailed India’s “incredibale fight” throughout the fifth day.
“Some incredible fight shown today by @BCCI @cheteshwar1 @ashwinravi99 @Hanumavihari @RishabhPant17 and all involved in that performance throughout. Well done to my good mate @RaviShastriOfc. Long live test cricket.. #INDvAUS #TestCricket #TeamIndia #fight,” Doull wrote.
India opener Mayank Agarwal, who was not thought-about for the third Check, praised his teammates for his or her resilience.
“Never giving up. Never backing down from a challenge. Great character and resilience displayed by the team,” he tweeted.
India batsman Okay L Rahul, who was dominated out of the final two Exams and needed to return from Australia after struggling a wrist damage, echoed the sentiment.
“Unbelievable Grit, determination and character shown by #TeamIndia. What an unbelievably spirited effort and some serious grind. Well done men. test cricket at its best,” he wrote on his deal with.
The fifth day additionally had its second of controversy when a video surfaced displaying Australia batsman Steve Smith scuffing Rishabh Pant’s guard marks throughout drinks break.
Pant’s counter-attacking 97 had raised hope of a win at one stage.
“Tried all tricks including Steve Smith trying to remove Pant’s batting guard marks from the crease. Par kuch kaam na aaya. Khaaya peeya kuch nahi, glass toda barana (But it didn’t yield any result),” Sehwag wrote.
“But I am so so proud of the effort of the Indian team today. Seena chonda ho gaya yaar (my chest swelled with pride),” he added.