The meek surrender of the visitors in the last Test, where their second innings lasted a mere 54.5 overs, indicates that there is more to the defeat than the pitch alone.
Let us script a fresh beginning by accepting that the wicket prepared at Ahmedabad was a disaster and make amends by preparing a pitch for the last Test that will bring the best out of both sides.
South African all-rounder Chris Morris fetched a whopping Rs 16.25 crore to become the biggest ever buy in IPL history.
Sheer statistics would never convey his greatness as Viswanath’s genius was beyond mere numbers.
The England captain became the first player to score a double century in his 100th Test.
Does the widespread appreciation for the undemonstrative manner in which Rahane led the team Down Under signal a greater comfort among the followers of the game than the aggressive “in your face” style favoured by Kohli?
The win in the last Test at the Gabba tasted was completely unexpected.
Rahane has led the side with aplomb, making best use of the sparse resources at his command.
Natarajan’s accomplishment has the potential to shift the future of Indian cricket from the cities to the villages.
The Indian side under Ajinkya Rahane can be proud of its achievement in rising from the ashes of Adelaide to inflict a shocking defeat on Australia in the Boxing Day Test.