Team India’s historic victory where they defeated Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy has earned them applauds from all corners. Recently, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar revealed how Windies legend Brian Lara had reacted after Ajinkya Rahane & Co’s epic win.
They defied all the odds and registered a thrilling win thrashing Australia by three wickets at their fortress Gabba. The youngsters Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar along with Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, and Shardul Thakur rose to brilliance to snatch a thrilling win.
We won, we won – Brian Lara to Sunil Gavaskar
The victory is yet to sink in which has earned applauds from all quarters. Sunil Gavaskar, who was a part of the Channel 7 commentary team said he was still over the moon after witnessing one of India’s greatest Test series win ever.
Gavaskar was not alone in celebrating India’s historic victory Down Under as he revealed West Indies legend Brian Lara was overjoyed by India’s victory and celebrated with him.
“We won. we won..” Lara had told Gavaskar during Channel 7’s farewell party after the conclusion of the series.
“At the Channel 7 farewell party on the last day, I walked around the room with my glass raised, and every Australian there cheered. Then Brian Charles Lara (Gavaskar’s fellow commentator during the series) came, hugged me, and screamed, ‘We won, we won’. What a series! Will Cherish these memories for whatever is left of my life. I am still over the moon and still in orbit!,” Sunil Gavaskar was quoted as saying by Times of India.
Meanwhile, many cricket experts and former cricketers had ruled out India after they suffered a humiliating defeat in the first Test in Adelaide. They were all out for 36 and with Virat Kohli and senior pacer Mohammed Shami ruled out with a fractured arm, many predicted a whitewash but Ajinkya Rahane & Co bounced back from the walls to script a historic win.
With the 2-1 series win, India registered their second successive Test series victory against Australia in their own backyard.