Anand Mahindra – the chairman of the Mahindra Group has announced he will gifting brand new SUVs to six young stars of the Indian cricket team which scripted history by beating Australia 2-1 in the recently-concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Team India produced a performance of the ages to beat the star-studded Aussie side. They were 1-0 down after losing the Adelaide Test and coming back from the 36-run all-out debacle, even India’s most loyal fan didn’t see this result coming. However, the young cricketers believed in the team and the management to create history in the land of Kangaroos.
Anand Mahindra to gift SUV to 6 India cricketers
Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to laud the six youngsters of the Indian team and confirmed he will be gifting them SUVs from his own account and not at the company’s expense. He announced gifts for five Indian players who made their Test debuts in the series – Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Navdeep Saini, and Shubman Gill along with Shardul Thakur, who had only one Test appearance to his name before playing the crucial fourth and final Test against Australia in Brisbane where his all-round heroics earned India an emphatic win.
“Six young men made their debuts in the recent historic series #INDvAUS (Shardul’s 1 earlier appearance was short-lived due to injury)They’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & Explore the Impossible,” Anand Mahindra wrote on Twitter.
“The reason for this gift is to exhort young people to believe in themselves & ‘Take the road less traveled.’ Bravo Mohammed, Shardul, Shubhman, Natarajan, Navdeep & Washington! I now plead with @Mahindra_Auto to get them their THARS on priority,” he added.
Six young men made their debuts in the recent historic series #INDvAUS (Shardul’s 1 earlier appearance was short-lived due to injury)They’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & Explore the Impossible (1/3) pic.twitter.com/XHV7sg5ebr
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 23, 2021
Incidentally, Mohammed Siraj replaced injured Mohammed Shami in the second Test while Shubman Gill came in place of Prithvi Shaw. Navdeep Saini made his Test debut in the next game after Umesh Yadav was ruled out while T Natarajan and Washington Sundar made their debuts in the fourth and final game at the Gabba. Shardul Thakur, who just bowled 10 deliveries in his debut match, also made a comeback to the Test side and made an immediate impact.
Team India rode on the impressive performances from the youngsters like Siraj, Sundar, Gill, and Shardul to script history Down Under by breaching Australia’s fortress at the Gabba and defeating them 2-1 in the Test series.