Washington Sundar scored an impressive 62 on debut with the bat after picking up three Australian wickets with the ball. He was involved in a match-turning 123-run partnership with Shardul Thakur (67) for the seventh wicket which helped India get to 336 in their first innings. The duo came to the wicket together at 186/6 and batted through 217 for the partnership. Their partnership was the highest seventh-wicket partnership for India against Australia at The Gabba.
Meanwhile, Washington’s father M Sundar spoke to IANS from Chennai after his son’s gutsy 62. He said how impressed he was of junior Sundar’s knock and that he missed out on a hundred.
Washington Sundar’s Father Reacts To His Son’s Special Debut
“I am disappointed he did not get a 100. When Siraj came, he should have hit fours and sixes. He is capable of that. He should have gone for sixes. He could have gone for pulls and big hits. Perhaps, he thought of trying to come close to Australia’s total as the lead was very less,” father M Sundar told IANS from Chennai.
He further said that he asked his son Washington Sundar to get a big score if possible. He further spoke about his batting credentials in the domestic T20 league where he plays as an opener.
He further opined, “I speak to him in Australia every day. I told him last evening whenever you get a chance, get a big score. He said, ‘sure I will’. He is a natural opening batsman and has scored a lot of runs against the new ball. In Chennai League, he is the youngest player to score a hundred in the first division league. At the age of 14, he got a century while opening” Sundar’s father added.
The Sundar-Shardul partnership broke a number of records on Sunday. Their 217-ball long vigil was ended after Pat Cummins dismissed Shardul Thakur.
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