AUS vs IND: Mohammed Siraj celebrates with teammates after taking a wicket throughout fourth Test.© AFP
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Monday heaped reward on the Indian group for displaying “great resolve and spirit” within the ongoing Test collection towards Australia. Gavaskar mentioned the Indians are actually pleased with the group for displaying nice character no matter the results of the fourth Test at The Gabba. The guests want 324 runs on the ultimate day with 10 wickets in hand to win a Test at Australia’s fortress — The Gabba.
A win will see the injury-ravaged Indian group register back-to-back collection wins on Australian soil and a draw will see them retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy towards all odds. But the pitch is not getting any higher at The Gabba and with the odd-ball misbehaving after hitting the cracks, the Indian batsmen want to make sure that they maintain the scoreboard shifting at each given alternative.
“It doesn’t matter what happens here at the Gabba… We Indians can and will be truly proud of our cricketers. I have led Indian teams on tours of Australia and know first-hand just how challenging it can be. But what we have witnessed in the series is something extraordinary,” Gavaskar mentioned whereas commentating on Channel Seven.
“Resolve, fortitude and fighting spirit displayed by the team has been inspiring. Most have been away from home and in quarantine for over five months. They have been routed in the most crushing way with the world watching. They have seen friends battered and broken. They have been tested to the cricketing and mental limits every turn, every minute. Even under the most intense strain, they have never stopped fighting. And they may still somehow manage to take the trophy home,” he added.
With rain taking part in spoilsport, the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill might face simply 1.5 overs on the fourth night earlier than the umpires determined to name for early stumps. With Rohit unbeaten on four off 6 balls and Gill but to attain from the 5 balls he has confronted, it would all be about beginning afresh for the guests on the ultimate morning.
Earlier, Mohammed Siraj picked his maiden fifer as India dismissed Australia for 294 of their second innings.
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