Washington Sundar says he looks up to India coach Ravi Shastri for inspiration, adds it would be a ‘blessing’ to open in Tests
The 21-year-old Washington was a specialist top-order batsman during his India U-19 days but then honed his off-spin to such an extent that he is now an automatic choice in India's T20 team.
Watch: Ravichandran Ashwin and R Sridhar reveal stories from India's epic Test series win in Australia
Ravichandran Ashwin and R Sridhar's video conversations provide insights into India's epic comeback in Australia.
Speaking to media in an online press conference, Arun said the ploy to strangle the Australians was Shastri's brainchild.
Siraj turned out to be one of the architects of India's success and successfully stepped into the shoes of his senior pace colleagues after making his debut in the series-turning second Test in Melbourne.
Better players and better Indian teams have earlier graced the field of play in cricket but never braver than the Brisbane Test lot and Ravi Shatri deserves a lot of credit for it.
India vs Australia: 'Forget India, the whole world will stand up and salute you' — Ravi Shastri gives rousing speech post series win
It was a little over three-minute speech that Shastri delivered after his injury-ravaged side chased down an imposing 328 in the fourth and final Test to hand Australia their first loss in 32 years at 'Fortress Gabba' to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in style.
India vs Australia: ‘This is unreal’, coach Ravi Shastri hails visitors’ sensational turnaround after Adelaide debacle
Head coach Shastri said India's performance will not be forgotten by the cricket world for a long time to come.
Shardul Takur's 123-run partnership with Washington Sundar has revived India's hopes in the Brisbane Test.
Sixteen wickets to stardom: Revisiting Narendra Hirwani's dream debut in 1988 Test match against West Indies
At the end of five days of Test cricket in January 1988, Narendra Hirwani’s incredible display of leg spin bowling in front of a packed Chepauk stadium in (then) Madras, would leave the most successful West Indies Test side of all time on their knees, and a nation in awe of his craft.
Ravi Shastri on Sunil Gavaskar: 13 hundreds against fearsome fast bowlers of West Indies was fabulous
Gavaskar was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs and he struck 34 hundreds in a career spanning 16 years. He scored 10,122 runs from 125 Tests between 1971 and 1987 at an average of 51.12.
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane's innings was turning point of the match, says Ravi Shastri after MCG win
A dogged 112 by Rahane helped India gain a crucial 131-run lead in the first innings. India then bundled out the hosts for 200 in their second essay and then chased the 70-run target with ease to draw level in the four-match series.
India vs Australia: Learnt to see off tough periods by watching Ajinkya Rahane's 'magnificent' knock, says Shubman Gill
With Rahane going strong, India took a lead of 82 runs and Gill said the team will look to capitalise on it as batting will get more challenging from day three.
India vs Australia: Visitors indulge in wrestling-like drill ahead of Boxing Day Test; Ravindra Jadeja put through fitness test
Jadeja, who has bagged 213 wickets and scored 1869 runs in 49 Tests, had missed the final two T20Is and the first Test against the hosts due to a concussion and a hamstring injury suffered during the first T20I.
As if the two assassinations at the start of the tour were not enough to get along with, between the second and third Tests, the Bhopal gas tragedy happened
India vs Australia: Ravi Shastri should have updated Virat Kohli on Rohit Sharma's injury status, says Gautam Gambhir
Ahead of the start of the ODI series against Australia, India captain Kohli didn't hide his displeasure at Rohit's injury being subject of speculation, stating that "confusion and lack of clarity" has led to the team management playing a "waiting game" on his availability.
India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma and pacer Ishant Sharma are likely to miss the four-match Test series against Australia starting 17 December.
Shastri said his team's pace unit was the best in the world, despite being likely to be without the injured Ishant Sharma who is receiving treatment India for a muscle tear.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma need to leave for Australia in 3-4 days if they are to play Tests, says Ravi Shastri
Both Rohit (left hamstring) and Ishant (side strain) are at the NCA undergoing rehabilitation, but the BCCI is yet to announce when the duo would reach Australia.
Out of the darkness of apartheid: The 1991 match where South Africa returned to international cricket, and won Kolkata's heart
It made sense for India, which had been at the forefront of the anti-apartheid movement, to lead the way in helping a future multi-racial South Africa emerge from the darkness of apartheid.
IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma's injury saga rekindles club vs country debate, puts BCCI's transparency, or lack of, in spotlight
Rohit Sharma's injury saga appears as a case where BCCI didn't want him to play in the short term while the player opted to do otherwise, defying the cricket board's wishes.