After Team India’s valiant effort at the Sydney Cricket Ground, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar wants India to win the match at Brisbane marking one of the most historic Test series wins in Australia by a visiting nation. The series is currently poised at 1-1 after India managed to secure a draw at the SCG where we witnessed Test cricket being played at its very best which saw Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin bat for close to four hours to draw the match.
Post the match, it was revealed that Hanuma Vihari batted with a grade two hamstring tear whereas Ravichandran Ashwin batted with a terrible back tweak. Adding more salt to the wounds for the Indian fans was the news of Jasprit Bumrah who has been ruled out of the Brisbane Test due to an abdominal strain whereas Mayank Agarwal too is doubtful after suffering a blow on the hand while batting at the nets ahead of the Brisbane Test.
If India win, it will be the biggest series win in Test history – Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar speaking on his own Youtube channel said India have got it themselves to win the Test series against Australia in Australia. Even though the Indian Team is currently struggling through injuries, Shoaib Akhtar has backed the bench strength to defy all odds and put up their best effort at the Gabba.
“Now at the final stages (of the series), I think India have got it in them to win this series. Again, a last little push, where they will face issues, they have several injury concerns, but the Indian bench strength has to believe that they can do it, they need to give one last effort and they can win the series,” Akhtar said in a video on his YouTube channel.
According to Shoaib Akhtar, if India goes on to win the Test at Brisbane then it would go down in the history books as the greatest series win in Test history. Incidentally, the visitors scripted their first win Down Under in 2018-19 when they last toured beating Australia 2-1.
“If from this point onwards, India goes on to win this series, then that will be a big big victory. According to me, it will be the biggest series win in Test history,” he added.