Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur put on an absolute show on day 3 at Brisbane. The two lower Indian batsmen batted like a dream and absolutely stunned Australia. The two got together at a stage when India was still miles behind of Australia’s first innings score.
Still, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur were determined to do something special for team India which they did for real. Twitter was buzzing in appreciation for both Thakur and Sundar as they stitched together a partnership for the ages. The Indian team once again produced the goods under pressure courtesy of a memorable stand between Sundar and Thakur.’
Twitter applauds Washington Sundar And Shardul Thakur
The two got together when India was reeling at 186-6 and the hosts were eyeing to dismiss them cheaply. However, debutant Sundar and Thakur had other ideas as they not only batted time but also scored valuable runs. Sundar and Thakur took India past 300 and electrified the Gabba with some breath-taking strokes. The duo batted with ease against both pace and spin as Australia looked completely clueless.
As expected cricket enthusiasts and experts where all praises for Sundar and Thakur. The popular micro-blogging site lauded the duo for putting on an exhibition of batting against a quality bowling attack. The two put on a remarkable stand of 123 runs and frustrated the entire bowling attack of Australia.
The left-right combination worked in India’s favour as both Sundar and Thakur tormented Australia. Eventually, Thakur scored 67 runs whereas Sundar in his debut Test smashed 60 runs. Meanwhile, here’s how Twitter lauded the two as India came from behind and once again showed great fighting spirit. From Virender Sehwag, Harsha Bhosle, Aakash Chopra and others here’s how Twitter reacted.
Gabba the Dhaba for these two guys.
Brilliant from Sundar and Thakur. pic.twitter.com/NouAYYFyN4
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 17, 2021
100th Test for 🐐
1st for Sundar, proper 1st for Thakur
Guess who's the frustrated one among them
— North Stand Gang – Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) January 17, 2021
All credit goes to the India A system, travelling to major countries and these players like Siraj, Thakur, Sundar, Saini used to go most the tour in different formats and they are coming as a more developed players into the senior team. Great work BCCI, selectors, coaches.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 17, 2021
🇦🇺: Yeh Bat Humein De Do Thakur 😜🤣 #AusvInd
— Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@cricketaakash) January 17, 2021
Extremely impressed with the fighting attitude shown by @Sundarwashi5 and @imShard. They have symbolised what India has been in this series, consistently punching above their weight. It is so satisfying to see.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 17, 2021
Congrats @Sundarwashi5 & @imShard on ur maiden Test 50’s. Loved the fight, technique and will power you both exhibited. Also a good example for young bowlers to work on their batting as you never know when your contribution with the bat will help the team. #AUSvIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 17, 2021
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 17, 2021