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Gabba Test: Pakistan cricketers Afridi, Akram, Akhtar hail India's incredible win

Team India celebrate after winning the fourth Test match against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. — Reuters
Team India celebrate after winning the fourth Test match against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. — Reuters

New Delhi - India beat Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test of the series



By ANI

Published: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9:03 AM

Last updated: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9:26 AM

Former Pakistan cricketers Shahid Afridi, Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar congratulated India on winning the Test series against Australia.

India beat Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test of the series at the Gabba on Tuesday to take the series 2-1.

“Incredible performance India! Despite so many injuries and setbacks India have pulled off an astonishing series win. Congratulations to Indian team, this series will be remembered for a long time,” Afridi tweeted.

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram also applauded Team India for their remarkable turnaround in the Test series against Australia.

Akram, who is one the best bowlers cricket has ever seen, said he hasn't seen a bold, brave, and boisterous Asian side on a tougher tour of Australia before this achievement.

"Incredible Test & series win for India have not seen a bold, brave and boisterous Asian team on a tougher tour of Australia. No adversity could stop them, frontline players injured, & won after a remarkable turn around from the depths of 36 all out, inspiring for others. kudos India," Akram tweeted.

The last time a visiting team came out triumphant from the Brisbane Cricket Ground was back in November 1988 when the mighty West Indian outfit under the leadership of Viv Richards thrashed Allan Border’s team by 9 wickets.

In the first Test against Australia, India was bundled out for 36 and there were many pundits who said the visiting team will face a 4-0 drubbing. But proving every critic wrong, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side registered famous victories at Melbourne and Brisbane.

The side also recorded a famous draw at Sydney and at every step of the way, this line-up overcame adversity.

India's memorable win has also ensured they toppled Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings to claim the second spot.


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