India’s lucky connection! (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: Do not forget what happened in the year 2021 at Brisbane’s Gaba Ground. How can you even forget. One of the most historic achievements of Team India. Then Team India not only defeated Australia but also broke its pride. The arrogance that was intact for the last 32 years. After all, no team had defeated Australia at Gabba. But, Team India broke that chain. The great thing is that now with the same luck, Team India has also fought in the WTC Final.
This happened with Team India on the third day of WTC Final. You must be thinking that what is that luck factor of Team India. So let us tell about him that in the last 3 years, whenever Team India has faced him on foreign grounds, he has not lost the test match but won it.
Also read: Will Ajinkya Rahane be able to bat in the second innings?
Australia’s ‘pride’ was broken with the help of this on Gaba
This luck connection of Team India started from Brisbane itself, where the Indian team broke the pride of Australia. Actually, this whole game of luck is connected with the partnership of Shardul Thakur and 7th wicket. In the Brisbane Test played in the year 2021, Shardul Thakur shared a century partnership with Washington Sundar in the first innings for India. The result was that Team India won that Test by 3 wickets.
England defeated in 2021 at Oval
Another such example of Shardul Thakur and the 7th wicket century partnership was seen again at the Oval in the same year on the foreign ground. This time in the second innings, Shardul along with Rishabh Pant added more than 100 runs to the team’s score board and England lost the match by 157 runs at the Oval.
Will Australia lose in the WTC final as well?
Since the year 2020, whenever there was a century partnership for the 7th wicket on foreign ground, Shardul Thakur was a part of it. The same was seen in the final of the World Test Championship being played at the Oval, where Shardul added 109 runs along with Rahane.
Now the question is whether we will see Australia lose in WTC Final just like we saw Australia’s pride broken at Gabba, England lose at Oval. Because the luck connection of Team India has already happened.
Read this: What is the big danger looming over the WTC Final?
: Language Inputs
This post is sourced from newspapers, magazines and third-party websites. For more information please check NewsDay Express Disclaimer.