After India's bad loss in Adelaide in the first of the four-match Test series, a lot of experts had written them off, believing the mighty Australian side would wipe the floor in the remaining matches.
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"By series end, few Australians would have begrudged you whatever spoils you took home". Though it is always pleasant to see India win test matches, this one was pretty special due to a number of factors.
"I didn't play my best cricket at times this series but that can happen".
Australian media called the win a "miracle", while former England captain Michael Vaughan said it was "one of the greatest if not the greatest Test victory of all time". "The unique challenges of worldwide touring during a global pandemic are considerable and we thank India's players, coaches and support staff for all they have given", CA wrote in its letter. That meant the tourists won the Border-Gavaskar trophy and ended Australia's unbeaten run at the Gabba dating back to 1988.
It leaves Langer and his side with a crushing selection headache, with Australia's next assignment - a three-match Test tour of South Africa - a matter of weeks away.
"Coming into the series they were the No.1-ranked Test team in the world", Ponting said.
"I'm sure it's a pretty bitter pill to swallow for Justin (Langer, Australia coach) and the boys, to dominate Sydney like they did and not win and be in control of Brisbane for the majority of the game and then lose, I reckon it's going to sting, this one. We all should enjoy this win, not just us players but every Indian should enjoy this because what we did here is historic", he added. Hazlewood picked up a five-wicket haul in Brisbane in India's first innings and finished the series with 17 wickets, behind Pat Cummins who continues to top the charts maintaining a significant gap with second-placed Stuart Broad. Sport does not get any better than that. "We just wanted to express ourselves as a team".